Rising Champions Initiative Application Form

The Cattle Council of Australia is calling on young beef producers to have their say on the future direction of the Australian beef industry through participation in the 2016 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative.

State finalists will travel to Canberra from 22-24 August 2016 where they will have the opportunity to meet with politicians, industry leaders and develop professional skills through attendance at the Rising Champions Initiative program, Cattle Council subcommittee meetings and workshops. 

The winner will travel to New Zealand to attend the International Beef Alliance Conference representing Cattle Council. The runner up will receive sponsorship to attend the 2016 Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program provided by the Australian Beef Industry Foundation 

Nominations are open to those aged between 21-35 years at time of nomination. 

Applications close: 17th June 2016.

Please read the terms & conditions of the competition. 

Full name*
Date of birth*
Contact number*
Postal address*
Occupation/Current job*
Briefly outline your involvement in the Australian beef industry*
What are some of your ambitions for your involvement in the beef industry over the next five years?*
How do you intend to achieve these goals*
What 4 leadership qualities do you believe you possess? Describe a time when you have demonstrated one of these qualities*
Outline the reasons why you believe that you would be a good ambassador/champion for the Australian Beef industry?*
Are you a member of a State Farming Organisation or the Cattle Council of Australia? State Farming Organisation
Cattle Council of Australia
List any Qualifications, Education, Awards or Community involvement.*
How can State Farming Organisations and peak industry councils attract more involvement from young people?*
Which policy areas of the Cattle Council of Australia interest you most? Marketing, Market Access & Trade
Industry Systems & Food Safety
Research, Development, Environment & Sustainability
Animal Health, Welfare & Biosecurity
How do you think State Farming Organisations can attract more young people?*
Any other comments to support your application?
Terms & Conditions (see above)* I have read and accept the Above Terms and Conditions
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