Sheep Industry Ambassadors Award

The Sheep Industry Ambassadors Award is an initiative of the Building leadership capability for the sheep industry project offered by Sheep Producers Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia.

It acknowledges the contributions of two outstanding young sheep producers as well as their future potential as industry leaders.

The award includes an all-expenses paid, week-long study tour from 1-5 August 2018. It features visits showcasing the industry supply chain across Victoria and South Australia with leaders of the United States sheep industry.

Ambassadors will then travel to Perth to attend the SPA Leadersheep Forum and Australia’s premier sheep industry conference LambEx 2018, from 5-7 August 2018.

A range of other opportunities and professional development are also included as part of the award, totalling $4500 value.

 You could be the next SPA Sheep Industry Ambassador if you:

  • Currently work in the sheep industry (either on-farm or in another capacity).
  • Desire to be an active advocate representing SPA and promoting the interests of sheep producers and industry.
  • Are 25-40 years of age (at 1 July 2018).
  • Are able to travel away from your business or work from 1-8 August 2018 and have capacity for further travel as opportunities arise.

2018 Ambassadors

Sheep Producers Australia is pleased to announce Lexi Cesnik and Sophie Curtis as the winners of the Sheep Industry Ambassadors Award in 2018. Thank you to all applicants for the high-quality videos and applications, as well as the great contribution you each have to the Australian sheep industry.

Lexi Cesnik

Sophie Curtis

2016 Ambassadors

Sheep Producers Australia selected James Corcoran and Ben Munzberg as the winners of the Sheep Industry Ambassadors Award in 2016. Watch their entry videos below.

James Corcoran

Ben Munzberg

2014 Ambassador

The inaugural Sheep Producers Australia Sheep Industry Ambassador Award was presented to Jamie Heinrich in 2014. Jamie has since increased his involvement in the sheep industry, becoming a Board Director of SPA and chairing the SPA Industry Leadership and Community Engagement Committee.

© 2018 Sheep Producers Australia