FLINDERS Island beef farmer Edwina Hall has been selected from a competitive national field to be one of 10 participants in the GenAngus Futures Leaders Program, which helps producers take their business to the next level.
The GenAngus Program will see 10 young beef leaders from across the country attend a three-day intensive workshop hosted online November 2 to 4.
In early 2021, Ms Hall and her partner purchased their first property, a 200ha development block, and looks to utilise the GenAngus Program to develop her skills to continue to build her beef business.
Ms Hall sees a growing importance for education within the agriculture industry and has a strong desire to use her gained knowledge to ensure business success.
“I believe the GenAngus workshop will allow me to further expand my financial management and record-keeping skills, while also allowing me to develop confidence in communication and networking,” Ms Hall said.
“I believe the GenAngus workshop will enable me to develop an understanding of genetics and allow me to establish a clear breeding plan for my herd.
“Ultimately, I feel that by attending the GenAngus workshop, I can expand my skills to ensure my career as an Angus breeder is successful and with longevity.”
Angus Australia breed development officer Jake Phillips looks forward to engaging with Ms Hall as part of the group of driven individuals and assisting them in advancing their personal and professional development over the course of the 12-month program.
“The calibre of applicants for the 2021 GenAngus Future Leaders Program have been outstanding.
“It was a difficult process to narrow the field, however the successful applicants submitted high-quality applications, which they should be very proud of.”
“It is clear, the future of the Angus breed is in good hands with these young members coming through,” Mr Phillips said.
Angus Youth partners with Achmea, Australia’s specialist farm insurer, to run the program.
“It is going to be really exciting to think what ambitions this program might spark in the attendees.”
Achmea Australia’s national strategic alliance manager Richard Officer said the purpose of the GenAngus Program is to support the next generation of beef industry leaders to help future-proof their businesses so that they can feed the world’s growing population while navigating current and future challenges such as Covid-19 and ongoing catastrophic weather events.
“This year’s program will focus on areas that are critical to achieving this, such as deepening financial knowledge, achieving a greater understanding of insurance and the importance of risk mitigation, the power of positive mindsets and marketing your beef brand in an-ever changing environment,” Mr Officer said