Young members of the Australian beef industry have until this Sunday, 30 June to apply for the 2020 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative.

Now in its 10th year, the Rising Champions Initiative gives young, passionate beef industry representatives access to some of Australia’s key agricultural leaders, and provides them with tools and opportunities to boost their personal career development. 

Source: NAB

Cattle Council chief executive Margo Andrae said the initiative provides the next generation of young leaders the opportunity to harness their passion and develop professional skills such as leadership, advocacy and public speaking.

“A finalist from each state will be selected to attend an intensive three-day leadership development workshop in Canberra in August 2019, where they will participate in policy development, political engagement and professional networking activities,” she said.  

NAB Agribusiness customer executive Neil Findlay said he strongly encouraged anyone interested in progressing their career in the beef industry to apply.

“The Rising Champions Initiative is an excellent opportunity for young members of the beef industry, and we’re looking forward to supporting the next generation of advocates as they develop their leadership skills,” he said.

The initiative is open to beef industry participants between 21 and 35 years of age.

There are no pre-requisite qualifications, but applicants must demonstrate a passion and commitment to Australia’s beef industry.

The national 2020 NAB agribusiness beef industry rising champion will be announced at the annual NAB agribusiness rising champion gala dinner in Canberra on August 14.

The program is supported by gold sponsor NAB Agribusiness, silver sponsor McDonalds and media sponsor Australian Community Media, as well as Cattle Council’s state farming organisations members.

For more information on key dates and how to apply, visit or email [email protected]