Amelia Nolan

PROTECTING YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE – tips for a safer, more positive experience online with Jo Drayton

“Cyber Bullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies/social media platforms to harm other people in a deliberate, repeated, and/or hostile manner.”  – Wikipedia Cyber Abuse includes: Sarcastic comments, insults (or ‘flaming’), strong opposing views and off-topic statements that deliberately derail conversation threads. Experiencing online abuse can have a devastating impact on your …

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The Livestock Collective hosts Bendigo workshop for future leaders

The latest Livestock Leaders workshop in Bendigo, Victoria attracted a large amount of local media, including the Bendigo Advertiser. We are pleased to bring this workshop to communities all over Australia. “This is not our skillset, communicating with media and communicating in a public forum, majority of us involved are farmers, producers, truck drivers and …

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Outback rain terrific, but won’t alter cattle marketing plans

Ann Britton captures incredible images of station life and shares them with the world. She joined the Livestock Leaders community at the beginning of 2021 and is an asset to our network. “”I wanted my photography to speak for what we do, as producers, communities and businesses in the outback,” she said. Read more of …

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Supporting emerging leaders at grassroots level

Gillian Fennell has written another powerful piece calling the agricultural industry into action, to take charge and support leaders. Gillian is a valuable contributer to the Livestock Leaders community, follow her twitter @stationmum101 for more updates. “It is time for all agricultural representative groups to rethink their approach to leadership and perhaps not ask who …

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Advocacy is for everyone

The Livestock Leaders program has continued its expansion into Eastern Australia with another 16 advocates from Queensland completing the introductory workshop earlier in February.  Powered by The Livestock Collective and funded by MLA, the program builds the capacity of current red meat supply chain champions to be future leaders and advocates for the industry. Each …

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Livestock Leaders at AgConnect WA Annual Conference

A suite of Livestock Leaders recently attended the AgConnect WA Annual Conference. AgConnect WA are an organisation which unites young people who share a common passion for agriculture. Beyond the panel dedicated to The Livestock Collective and Livestock Leaders, our alumni were present on additional panels, including Claire Payne in research and Pat Coole in …

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Being a Livestock Leader “challenging but rewarding!”

Kate Gooden of Farmgate Auctions became a Livestock Leader in January, 2021. Kate found the experience challenging but rewarding, particularly the role play session. “I was surprised to learn that 34% of the Australian population simply don’t know anyone from the agricultural industry. This sort of figure means that collectively we, in the livestock industry, …

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Bushfire-impacted producers offered an opportunity to reassess their operation

Deb Gray recently completed our Livestock Leaders workshop in NSW and has already been busy putting her new-found skills and confidence to work. Deb talks openly and honestly on the traumatic 2019/2020 bushfire season and the consequent opportunities she has grasped.  “I think it’s easy to say ‘how do we get more pasture?’ and ‘how …

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Livestock Leaders inducts advocates from NSW into the program

Livestock Leaders continues to be a success as The Livestock Collective moves around the states and territories of Australia. Influencers and advocates from New South Wales were inducted into the program last week, now equipped with the tools and confidence to communicate on behalf of the livestock industry.  Remaining flexible in delivery  The leaders spent …

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Ringer, pilot, diplomat . . . all in a day’s work for Beetaloo head stockman

Hugh Dawson is an advocate and industry leader, working to change the publics perception of the livestock export industry, something he is incredibly passionate about. Hugh is part of the Livestock Leaders program, having participated in the February workshop. “It’s important for us to be on the front foot, to be transparent. We are now …

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Be your own industry advocate

Gillian Fennell is part of the Livestock Leaders program, having attended a workshop in South Australia. Gillian, or @stationmum101, has written an article empowering leaders across agriculture to tell their story. This is the influential leadership and forward thinking the livestock industry needs. “(…) for too long, agriculture has been silent on its achievements and …

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Livestock Leader selected for Beef Connections program

February 2020 Livestock Leader and young gun Kari Moffat has been selected to be part of the Graeme Acton Beef Connections Program. The program has begun with a ‘Building Your Future’ workshop.  “(…) they will have opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and a network that will support the development of their leadership skills, benefiting the …

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Farmhand goes viral

September 2020 Livestock Leader Mandy Matthews goes viral after she took a video of her kelpie-border collie cross Blue jumping a fence. The New Zealand born farmhand is using social media to share agriculture with the world. “I wanted to show how great agriculture and the country is.” “Australia has such high standards and that’s …

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