About the speakers

Dr Terry McCosker OAM

Terry is one of the great innovators of Australian agriculture who has had an inordinate impact on agricultural practises over half a century. On this basis the Central Queensland University conferred on Terry, the degree of Honorary Doctor of Agribusiness, in March 2015 and he was awarded an OAM in the 2021 Queens Birthday honours list for his contribution to agriculture.

Terry is a Churchill Fellow, a Fellow of the Tropical Grasslands Society, has chaired the Australian Beef Expo, and sat on numerous advisory committees.

One of his greatest lifetime achievements has been to effectively bridge the gap between the contesting paradigms of traditional agriculture and regenerative agriculture, helping to ensure the long-term survival of Australian agriculture and its farming families.

Terry is a pioneer in the field of soil carbon and carbon farming, having been committed to research and commercial activity in this area since the early 2000’s. He founded Carbon Link in 2007 and remains the Chairman of this agricultural carbon aggregator. Carbon Link has baselined almost 200,000ha and completed the first large scale study of soil carbon sequestration in the world, from which over 250,000 ACCUs were issued in 2023.

These projects, covering 18,000ha, have also shown that the beef produced is significantly carbon negative and water holding capacity on those properties has increased by over 800,000t. Carbon Link has been responsible for producing over 95% of all soil carbon credits issued in Australia.

Hamish Webb

Hamish is undertaking a soil carbon project on his cattle property “Myanbah”, near Uralla NSW. Having seen it work in practice, he joined a local pasture agronomy and soil testing business Precision Pastures in 2020 and began helping other livestock producers across Australia to consider, register and baseline soil test their own soil carbon projects. He is a Director and CEO of Precision Pastures, a Director of the Soil Carbon Industry Group and his previous roles include Corporate Finance at Morgans Financial, General Manager of Outback Organics and Project Coordinator of Australian Rural Exports.

Nick Thompson

Nick is the General Manager of Paradigm Foods, the AgTrade Group’s rapidly-growing Australian-processed boxed beef and other export protein business, including the Group’s premium Wagyu beef export operations. Nick fostered a passion for agriculture from a young age growing up on his family’s property in country New South Wales.

Throughout his career, he has worked within the food industry, with experience in developing branded meat programs across the Middle East, Asia and China. Highly respected for his industry knowledge, Nick delivers value through his outstanding relationships with his team and supply chain partners.

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