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Beau to bring inspiration to address challenges at Ballarat

Sheep Central June 12, 2024

Motivational speaker Beau Vernon

STRUGGLING sheep and cattle producers will get some timely support on overcoming challenges in their businesses from coach and disability advocate Beau Vernon during the BestWool/BestLamb and BetterBeef conferences in Ballarat next week.

The former Bass Coast footballer will be the guest speaker at the upcoming BestWool/BestLamb and BetterBeef dinner on 19 June at The Goods Shed in Ballarat.

Agriculture Victoria senior technical specialist Lyndon Kubeil said Mr Vernon’s story will inspire sheep and beef conference-goers to tackle the challenges facing their farming businesses.

“Beau became a quadriplegic after a collision during a country football game, yet he didn’t let his disability stop him from making a positive difference to the world around him,” Mr Kubeil said.

“People attending the dinner will hear Beau’s life story and his practical advice that shows how a positive mindset, and a team approach is key to overcoming any obstacle.”

Mr Vernon now lives in Queensland and was recently selected to play for the Australian Wheelchair Rugby team at the Paralympics in Paris. He said was excited to be invited to speak at the dinner.

“I understand that the industry has had its fair share of challenges recently and I know from personal experience that through challenge comes great growth.”

“I’m looking forward to providing some ideas and my perspective on how to move forward in the face of these challenges,” Mr Vernon said.

For BestWool/BestLamb and BetterBeef program and ticket information from the Agriculture Victoria events page.

The BestWool/BestLamb conference is running on 19 June, followed by the industry dinner, and the BetterBeef conference is running on 20 June.

Registrations are required and if you would like to attend the conference dinner, registrations will close on the 14th of June at 4pm.

Click here to register or by using the QR code on the flyer which has further information.

The event is in partnership between Agriculture Victoria and AWI Extension Victoria, supported by Meat and Livestock Australia and the Australian Government Farm Business Resilience Program.


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