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 three days online due to COVID-19 restrictions preventing holding the workshop face to face. Despite this, the workshop was considered a great success, with many participants already well on their way to championing the industry. Amelia (Milly) Nolan facilitated the event virtually, and she was impressed with the level of engagement from the Livestock Leaders,
“The key to maintaining engagement was having shorter days, talented presenters and utilising aspects of virtual communication like break out rooms. Combining this with a group of dedicated and passionate advocates makes for an empowering atmosphere, even virtually” she said.
Connecting the supply chain
“Combining young guns like Kate McBride and Emma Turner with more experienced members of the livestock industry creates a well-rounded group of talent. When we select the participants, we look for every area of the supply chain to be represented” Milly said.
There are now more than 60 advocates from across Australia making up the Livestock Leaders program. The Livestock Collective continues providing support and opportunity for them to share their story.
“Connecting advocates with other like-minded individuals to unite the whole supply chain is a key objective of ours. It allows their combined voice to be more effective, but more importantly it allows them to feel supported in their efforts” Milly said.
The show will go on
Livestock Leaders have workshops planned in Queensland, Northern Territory and Victoria in the coming months and are on the search for the next champions of the livestock industry.
To become a Livestock Leader or to read more on how you can advocate for the livestock industry, check out the Livestock Leaders website: www.livestockleaders.com.