Australia’s specialist farm insurer Achmea and Angus Australia are pleased to announce the extension of the GenAngus Future Leaders Program into 2020, aimed at empowering young industry leaders with the business skills needed to run successful and sustainable beef businesses.
After the success of the 12-month leadership program which kicked off in Sydney in February, the support from Angus Australia’s insurance partner Achmea will ensure the GenAngus Program returns again in 2020, giving young beef industry enthusiasts aged 18-40 the opportunity to challenge their business perceptions and inspire them to put the outcomes into practice.
Eleven young beef industry enthusiasts came together at this year’s three-day intensive workshop and participated in presentations, activities and discussions designed to support them to either start their own beef business or grow their current business.
The workshop covered a wide range of topics including business financials, beef business networking, mindset, beef supply chain, risk and liability, marketing and communications and succession planning. The presentations were hosted by a series of industry professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds.
One of participants from this year’s GenAngus Program, Ashley Coleman from Inverell (NSW), said “the workshop has been a brain explosion for me, there has been so much information to take in, which I can now take home and implement. I really enjoyed being around people who share a similar vision.”
Fellow 2019 participant Joshua Clift from Scone (NSW) said “the group of people attending gave a great range of perspectives. All the sessions had a lot of relevance for what I am doing now and will help me improve on what I am trying to achieve.”
Angus Australia Events and Youth Development Officer Candice Liddle looks forward to bringing the program back in 2020 and working with another group of enthusiastic individuals who all share a passion for the future of the beef industry.
“We are delighted to have our farm insurance partner Achmea back on board to support the GenAngus Program after the success of the inaugural workshop in February,” Mrs Liddle said.
“It was great to see the participants taking information and guidance from the workshop to implement into their own businesses and operations as we continue to guide them through this 12-month program.”
Achmea CEO Emma Thomas is incredibly proud to extend their support for the GenAngus Program in 2020.
“Through backing the next generation of beef industry leaders, we will help to secure the future resilience of the beef industry,” Mrs Thomas said.
“By sharing knowledge to help broaden participants’ skillsets, they will be better equipped to invest in themselves, their businesses, their families and ultimately the future of their agricultural communities”.
As well as announcing a multi-year partnership with Angus Australia, Achmea has announced a 2019 special stud stock insurance rate of 8% for a 12-month cover, designed to give buyers peace of mind from the moment the hammer falls.
Registrations for the 2020 GenAngus Future Leaders Program will open later this year, with the next program due to start in February 2020. For further inform