In the Next Generation Forum, Angus Street from AuctionsPlus made opening remarks focused on leadership. The forum aims to help shape the future leaders of the industry – an important focus for Beef Australia.
Industry representation and being proactive were strong themes throughout the morning.
The forum included a presentation with members of an Advancing Beef Leaders (ABL) program, who were joined by Senator for Queensland, Susan McDonald, who grew up on a station in western Queensland.
ABL participant Jane Weir said, “We want more people to be involved in groups and organisations and be part of the decision making and idea generation, for the industry.”
“Too often we hear about what’s wrong with the industry. It’s important we are prepared to stand up and be part of the solution.”
Rabobank’s Matt Hood spoke about making personal contributions to industry. He suggested young people ask those around them for help or ideas which will help them to be stronger leaders.