Sheep Industry Ambassador Award

SPA is offering winners of the Sheep Industry Ambassador Award the opportunity to attend the New Zealand Sheep Industry Ambassador Program in March 2019. The program will foster and grow the up and coming leaders in the sheep industry.

The award includes a week-long study tour from 25-30 March, with visits showcasing the industry supply chain across the North and South Islands with ambassadors of the New Zealand and United States sheep industries.

This program will create a forum of young producers and industry leaders from the United States, Australia and New Zealand to share ideas, network and to broaden the understanding of sheep farming practices and importance of trade in agriculture in all three countries.

Beyond the trip, a range of other opportunities and professional development are also included as part of the award. Successful applicants will have the chance to represent sheep producers and their interests at a national level by contributing to industry initiatives with the SPA Board or Committees. This input will influence the strategy, policy development, advocacy or industry leadership to guide the industry’s future.

Sheep Producers Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia are proud to offer this opportunity to build leadership capability for the sheep industry.

 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 actively contribute to SPA and the sheep industry
  • Are 25-40 years of age (at 1 March 2019).
  • Are able to travel away from your business or work from 24-30 March 2019

Applications close 9am, Monday 11 February. Please submit to [email protected]

2018 Ambassadors

Sheep Producers Australia announced Lexi Cesnik and Sophie Curtis as the winners of the Sheep Industry Ambassadors Award in 2018 from a list of high-quality videos and applications.

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.

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