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Last call for nominations: Rabobank Young Beef Ambassador program – Beef Australia 2015

April 08, 2015
Nominations are soon to close for the 2015 Rabobank Young Beef Ambassador program, an initiative supported by Beef Australia aimed at recognising young, forward-thinking and high-achieving beef producers.

All nominations must be entered by 5pm on April 19, in order to be considered for the 2015 selection process.

Nominees can be from any part of rural Australia but must be between 18-35 years of age with at least three years of on-farm experience. They must be currently working in a successful and progressive farming business and demonstrate commitment and vision for the future of the Australian beef industry.

Rabobank state manager for QLD/NT Brad James said the Young Beef Ambassador program provided leading agriculturalists in the beef sector an opportunity to develop and harness their business skills and gain confidence to continue to progress in the industry.

"The Ambassador award winner is given a full scholarship to participate in Rabobank's highly-regarded Farm Management Program which gives participants the chance to take away new skills and techniques with a commercially-driven perspective on farm management," Mr James said.

"The Farm Managers Program attracts high-achieving individuals keen to develop their strategic thinking and management skills in an agricultural context – it's quite transformative and beneficial over a long-term period."

Designed to strengthen the operational and strategic skills of emerging farmers, the Farm Managers Program is modelled on the highly-respected Rabobank Executive Development Program, a long-standing business development course for leading Australian and New Zealand farmers.

2015 marks the 10th year of Rabobank's Farm Managers Program, with more than 300 young farmers from across Australia and New Zealand graduating from the program since its inception in 2006.

Nominees for the Rabobank Young Beef Ambassador program must be between 18 to 35 years of age
  • Minimum of three years experience on farm 
  • Currently working in a successful and progressive farming business 
  • Show potential to be a significant contributor to the beef industry 
  • Demonstrate commitment and vision for the future of the Australian beef industry 
  • Show personal achievements within the industry

For more information or to nominate for the Young Beef Ambassador Program, please contact Rabobank state marketing manager QLD/NT Gen McAulay,

Rabobank Australia & New Zealand is a part of the international Rabobank Group, the world's leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank has more than 115 years' experience providing customised banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness. Rabobank is structured as a cooperative and operates in 41 countries, servicing the needs of approximately 10 million clients worldwide through a network of more than 1600 offices and branches. Rabobank Australia & New Zealand is one of Australasia's leading rural lenders and a significant provider of business and corporate banking and financial services to the region's food and agribusiness sector. The bank has 94 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Media contacts:
Denise Shaw
Media Relations
Rabobank Australia & New Zealand 
Phone: 02 8115 2744 or 0439 603 525 

Jess Webb
Media Relations
Rabobank Australia & New Zealand 
Phone: 07 3115 1832 or 0418 216 103