Some of the best and brightest rising stars from across the nation will make trails to Roma on November 16 –17 for the 13th Young Beef Producers’ Forum (YBPF).
Organising committee chair Sarah Packer, TopX, said the forum will provide educational, networking and capacity building opportunities for under 40 year old's with beef industry interests.
“Based on the registrations we’ve received to date, the forum is set to attract over 100 youngsters from all over Australia,” she said.
Sarah said the theme for this year’s YBPF is "Realise Your Opportunities" and is designed to inspire, engage and change the lives of those attending.
“It will equip young beef producers with the ability to make a difference in all aspects of their lives, including on-farm, off-farm, family, personal and business matters.”
She said thriving in a competitive industry means taking advantage of opportunities that come your way and being open to change.
“At the forum, we will provide a platform for like-minded young beef producers to collaborate on new ideas and ultimately be able to take a fresh outlook back to their relevant area within our great industry.”
The program’s diverse line-up of speakers spans a vast cross-section of the ag industry and currently includes: Alf Collins Snr, CBV Brahmans, Marlborough; Anthony Coates AM, ex-Eidsvold Station; Gabriel Passmore, Chapman Eastway, Sydney; Geoff Wagstaff, rural consultant, SE Qld; Joy McClymont, Off the Track Training, Longreach; Tom McGuire, Teys; Jack Milbank, Bargara Brewing Company; Matt and Melissa George, Bovine Dynamics; Tess Camm, Signature Beef general manager; Anna Speer, Auctions Plus CEO; James Walker, Agrihive, Longreach; Brad and Hayley Robinson, Mort & Co and MLA; David McLean, Resource Consulting Services general manager; Katrina Gibbs, Westpac; Tony O’Mara and Anthony Brick, AustSafe Super; Carly Johnstone, DAF; Lauren Williams and Don Menzies, DAF and CQU; Carmen Roberts, Compass West; and Damon Holmes, MLA.
Penelope Arthur from the Queensland Country Life will MC the event, which will also include the Aglive Meet and Greet on Wednesday night, November 15, the TopX YBPF Dinner and Auction, featuring the Whiskey Mountain Boys, on Thursday night and a tour of a local beef operation on Friday afternoon.
Whether you’re a beef producer, involved in a family business or have a connection with the industry, this year’s Young Beef Producers’ Forum is not to be missed.
For more information on speakers, the program and to register for the 2017 Young Beef Producers’ Forum, visit www.ybpf.com.au.