Next Level

A Beef Australia Next Gen Webinar

The third and final webinar of the inaugural Beef2024 Next Gen Webinar series, Next Level will introduce you to four rising champions in the Beef Industry who have excelled in their niche areas of the Beef Industry.

With the assistance of professional development programs such as the Zanda McDonald Award, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program, Australian Agribusiness Rural Leadership Program, Advancing Beef Leaders Program and Nuffield, our speakers will provide insight into the way these programs have catapulted them to personal and business success post completion and the defining moments they attribute to their achievements so far.

This webinar will also provide a taste for what the Next Gen Committee have curated as part of the Beef2024 Next Gen Program, including valuable insight into how you can spend your time effectively throughout the week.

The Details

Date: Wednesday, 10th April 2024
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm AEST

The Speakers

Sam Fryer

Sam is based just outside of Hughenden, with his wife and 3 kids, where they run a cattle operation on agistment in the area. Both Sam and Emily are passionate and active members of their community.

Passionate about the beef industry and the area, Sam sits on the Southern Gulf Natural Resource Management board and is also a Councilor for the AgForce YPC Council.

Sam also founded the @aplacetocallhomepodcast which focuses on bringing the next generation into the agricultural industry. The podcast complements Sam’s role at QRIDA as Regional Area Manager for North West and Gulf region.

Elsie Dodd

Based in the hills of Injune on her fiances’ family beef breeder property, Elsie balances remote work with everyday property life, often from the back of a horse. Passionate about the beef industry, Elsie’s variety of complimentary work keeps every day interesting!

Elsie’s focus is improving the beef industry through education of producers in cattle nutrition, genomics and the climate. For her local community, Elsie is the secretary for the Injune campdraft.

Continuing to find challenges within the beef industry and support the local community are Elsie’s focuses going forward.

Ali Hart

Ali Hart has spent the last decade working in marketing and communication roles for FTSE 100 and globally renowned education organisations across Australia and the UK. In June 2020, she returned from a stint in London and joined her vertically integrated, family-owned beef operation – Stockyard.

Started by her grandparents over 65 years ago, today, the business manages a growing Wagyu breeding herd, a 20,000 head feedlot and Australia’s most awarded beef brand, which is distributed globally.

Today, she uses her role as the Marketing and Brand Development Manager at Stockyard to share the wonderful story of Australian agriculture and all the people it takes to produce exceptional products. Ali is proud to work for a company and within an industry that brings people together over outstanding beef at dining tables across the globe – just like she had around the family dinner table growing up.

Mitch Highett

Mitch Highett is the Founder and Managing Director of the Bullseye Ag Group which is responsible for the management of rural assets across NSW and QLD. As part of his role he has been appointed the General Manager of Wyuna Ag which holds significant assets within Southern QLD and Northern NSW.

Mitch has been involved in the agriculture industry across five different countries, ranging in a variety of commodities. His involvement has been from the grass roots of on-farm production through to large corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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