Are you one of the beef industry's rising champions?

Entries now open for the 2020 Beef Rising Champions Awards

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RISING CHAMPION: The 2019 NAB Beef Industry Rising Champion, Emily Pullen, Jim's Jerky, Toowoomba, with the trophy. Entries are now open for the 2020 award.

RISING CHAMPION: The 2019 NAB Beef Industry Rising Champion, Emily Pullen, Jim's Jerky, Toowoomba, with the trophy. Entries are now open for the 2020 award.

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An initiative of the Cattle Council of Australia, entries are now open for this year's NAB Agribusiness Beef Rising Champion awards.

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Applications are now open from young members of the Australian beef industry 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 personal career development.

Open to beef industry participants aged 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, 2019.

The all-expenses paid workshop will give participants the opportunity to meet with industry and government representatives and discuss opportunities and challenges for the Australian beef industry while developing their professional skills like leadership, communications and media and public speaking.

The national 2020 NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champion will be announced at the annual NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion Gala Dinner in Canberra on August 14, 2019.

Cattle Council CEO, Margo Andrae, said the Rising Champions Initiative aims to empower and support the next generation of advocates within the beef industry, giving them the skills and experience to take on future leaderships roles.

"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.

NAB Agribusiness customer executive, Neil Findlay, said the National Australia Bank was proud to be involved in this important initiative once again.

"Fostering a pipeline of motivated and well-equipped young leaders is critical to the future success of the beef industry.

"That's why we've supported the Rising Champions Initiative since its inception in 2010, and why we're delighted to be supporting the program once again in 2020," Mr Findlay said.

Applications for the 2020 Rising Champions Initiative are now open and will close on Sunday, June 30.

The program is supported by gold sponsor NAB Agribusiness, silver sponsor McDonald's and media sponsor, Australian Community Media (publisher of this website) as well as Cattle Council's state farming organisations members.

For more information on key dates and how to apply, visit http://www.cattlecouncil.com.au/rising-champions or email programs@cattlecouncil.com.au.

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