Young people wanted for Rising Champions initiative

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2019 Rising Champion Emily Pullen.

Cattle Council and NAB Agribusiness are now calling for young members of the Australian beef industry to apply for the 2020 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative.

Now in its 10th year, the Rising Champions Initiative is an opportunity for young people with a passion for the beef industry to access a network of leading agribusiness and government contacts and boost their career development.

Open to beef industry participants between 21 and 35 years of age, a finalist from each state and territory will be selected to attend an intensive three-day leadership development workshop in Canberra in August. This year’s NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champion will be announced at the annual Rising Champion Gala Dinner in Canberra on 14 August.

Cattle Council CEO Margo Andrae said the Rising Champions Initiative aims to empower and support the next generation of beef industry advocates .

“The Rising Champions program goes beyond just recognising the current skills of young people within the beef industry. It drives their career progression by giving them the tools to harness their passion and actively contribute to the future of our industry,” Ms Andrae said.

The program is supported by gold sponsor NAB Agribusiness, silver sponsor McDonalds and media sponsor Australian Community Media, as well as Cattle Council’s state farming organisations members.

Applications for the 2020 Rising Champions Initiative are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is Sunday, 30 June 2019. Further information is available here.

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