YOUNG Australian sheep men and women are being urged to apply for the Sheep Industry Ambassador award and potentially win a study tour of New Zealand.
Sheep Producers Australia is offering winners of the award the opportunity to attend the New Zealand Sheep Industry Ambassador Program in March 2019.
The program will foster and grow the up and coming leaders in the sheep industry, SPA said.
The award includes a week-long study tour from March 25-30, with visits showcasing the industry supply chain across the north and south islands with ambassadors of the New Zealand and United States sheep industries.
SPA said apart from the trip, a range of other opportunities and professional development are also included as part of the award. Successful applicants will have the chance to represent sheep producers and their interests at a national level by contributing to industry initiatives with the SPA board or committees. This input will influence the strategy, policy development, advocacy or industry leadership to guide the industry’s future, SPA said.
Sheep Producers Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia are offering the award opportunity to build leadership capability for the sheep industry.
The criteria for SPA sheep industry ambassador candidates include:
Currently work in the sheep industry (either on-farm or in another capacity)
A desire to actively contribute to SPA and the sheep industry
Are 25-40 years of age (at 1 March 2019)
Are able to travel away from your business or work from 24-30 March 2019
Applications close 9am, Monday 11 February. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org