The Advancing Beef Leaders (ABL) program is calling for expressions of interest from emerging producers and community leaders in Far North Queensland and the Maranoa district.
The ABL program is a tailored leadership and professional development program that helps producers, agribusiness and service providers step up and have impact and influence in their businesses, industry and community.
The 12-month program includes seven training modules, mentoring from the program's pool of ABL alumni, and a group project.
Most sessions are delivered online, and there are opportunities for members to meet for producer tours, forums and neighbour days.
These two new ABL groups are being coordinated by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries extension officers Alison Larard and Tim Emery in partnership with specialists from nationally-recognised firms.
The Advancing Beef Leaders program is a tailored leadership and professional development program that helps producers, agribusiness and service providers step up and have impact and influence in their businesses, industry and community.
These include Evolve AGRi (Amanda Roughan), Meridian Agriculture (Ben Reeve, Paul Blackshaw and Mike Stephens), The Right Mind (Jill Rigney), Engage and Create Consulting (Julia Spicer) and Concise Communications (Ann Burbrook).
There is no age limit, however, applicants must be located within 200 kilometres of Roma or within 400km of Georgetown.
Participants will be asked to make a small contribution of $750 towards program costs and fund their own travel, accommodation and meal expenses. Scholarships may be offered in some cases.
ABL has had great success with previously offered programs in the Charters Towers district, north-west Queensland and central Queensland.
This article was produced by FutureBeef-a collaboration between Meat & Livestock Australia and the Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian agriculture departments.
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