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Australian Cattle Council : Yearbook 2015
YEARBOOK2015 CATTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA 48 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion Initiative 2015 The 2015 National Australia Bank (NAB) Agribusiness Cattle Council of Australia Rising Champion Initiative saw 82 applicants from around Australia apply to represent their state in this year’s initiative. After an exhausting round of interviews seven state finalists travelled to Canberra to participate. Finalists were given leadership training with Catherine Marriot from Influential Women which focused on being a good advocate for the industry, improving personal presentation skills, public speaking and understanding consumer perceptions. Finalists also participated in Cattle Council consultative committees and a workshop for the Beef Industry Strategic Plan for 2020. The calibre of finalists that represented each state this year was high, demonstrating that the future of the Australian beef industry is in safe hands. The seven finalists met with Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Joel Fitzgibbon, heard from Supply Chain Manager, Tracey Monaghan, from McDonalds Australia and met with senior Department of Agriculture key staff. The 2015 finalists included Emily Bryant, WA, Bronte James, NT, Samuel Wright, QLD, Alison Horswill, TAS, Geoff Birchnell, NSW, Kitty Sheridan, SA and Kevin Stark, VIC. The 2014 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion and newly elected AgForce Queensland Youth Director Sam Becker, also attended the program providing guidance and information about his own experience whilst participating in Rising Champions. The Gala Dinner, held at The National Press Club in Canberra, was attended by over 100 key beef industry representatives. Cattle Council were extremely grateful of the support received throughout the night from the entire beef industry. Geoff Birchnell, from Tamworth NSW, was awarded the NAB Agribusiness Encouragement Award for 2015 and received the Australian Beef Industry Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program Scholarship. Kevin Stark, a Hereford producer from Lake Mundi, was awarded the title of this year’s NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion. As part of his prize Kevin travelled with the Cattle Council of Australia to Mexico this October, for the Five Nations Beef Alliance Conference. Image courtesy Colin Bettles of Fairfax Media Image courtesy Colin Bettles of Fairfax Media