Young sheepish leaders to gather at first Lambex Leadersheep forum

Sheep Central, June 21, 2018

SA Sheep Industry Blueprint chairman Allan Piggott

A SHEPHERD and a consumer trust expert will feature at Sheep Producers Australia’s first Leadersheep forum before the 2018 Lambex conference in Perth.

SPA’s inaugural Leadersheep Forum on Sunday August 5 2018 is designed to connect current and emerging sheep industry leaders prior to the industry’s flagship event.

It will feature international LambEx guests Charlie Arnot from the US Center for Food Integrity and Twitter’s most famous farmer James Rebanks, better known as ‘The Shepherd’.

SPA president Allan Piggott said the Sheep Producers Australia Leadersheep Forum will be the place to be to interact and exchange ideas with other industry and emerging leaders.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the sheep industry, network, laugh, be challenged and see how your future leadership journey may unfold.

“The forum will also officially launch the Sheep Producers Australia Leadersheep Network and outline the range of opportunities and professional development on offer,” Mr Piggott said.

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Mr Piggott said SPA believed developing the industry’s future leaders was important for continued sound policy development and strategic planning to ensure a strong united voice for producers.

“We know that the long-term success of the Australian sheep and lamb industry depends on the skills of the people working along the supply chain,” he said.

“At present, we run a number of programs which support sheep producers in the areas of leadership development and building corporate governance skills and will be continuing this through our new Leadersheep Network.”

The Leadersheep Forum will be hosted by Sheep Producers Australia, with support of the Department for Agriculture and Water Resources and Meat & Livestock Australia. The event is free but registrations are essential at

For further updates on the SPA Leadersheep Network, sign up at

Source: SPA. 


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