The call is out for young beef producers across the country to apply for the 2013 NAB Rising Beef Industry Champion.
Now in its third year, the initiative attracts young producers from across the country, interested in having their say on national policy decisions.
Aimed at nurturing and encouraging the next generation of advocates for the grass fed cattle industry, the 2013 NAB Rising Beef Industry Champion Initiative is open to producers aged between 21 and 35 years of age.
“Rising Champions is about providing young people involved in beef production with the opportunity to have input into issues that will have an impact upon their business and their future,” said CCA President Andrew Ogilvie.
“This has proved to be a very popular initiative that has gathered more and more momentum each year.”
Finalists will spend two days in Canberra attending the Process of Government and How to influence Change workshop, attend the National Farmers Federation (NFF) National Congress and network with industry leaders.
Finalists will also be asked to make a presentation on a topic that they feel passionate about such as trade and market access, the environment, research and development and animal health and welfare and biosecurity.
The person that demonstrates the greatest leadership potential will win the title of 2013 NAB Rising Beef Industry Champion to be announced at a Gala Dinner on the 23rd October at the National Press Club.
This title will include attendance at the CCA and Meat and Livestock Australia AGM in Perth in November, guest speaking roles as well as contributing to other youth focused industry/government functions as determined by Cattle Council.
There is also a scholarship to the Marcus Oldham College, funded by the Australian Beef Industry Foundation on offer.
Once again, this award is made possible through Cattle Council’s initiative partners including NAB Agribusiness and the State Farming Organisations.
Applications are available from the Cattle Council website and are to be sent to the applicants State Farming Organisation (SFO). Applications close midnight 21 September 2012
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