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Year in review 2016-2017, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association



Year in review 2016-2017, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association


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pastoral industry. The program has been successful in optimising the potential of the industrys youth; capturing new ideas, networking and injecting renewed enthusiasm. Participants in the program have received the opportunity to undertake personal and leadership development courses, as well as create their own initiatives and projects. One of the highlights for this years group was the opportunity to attend the bi-annual Northern Beef Research update Conference (NBRuC) in Rockhampton, Qld. Georgie, Kate, Steve and Grayson all made the trip to attend the Conference and were rewarded with enormous insight into the direction of research in Northern Australia. The year presented an opportunity for the participants to engage with the NTCA at a grass roots level, via their individual NTCA Branches, and learn about the core business of the Association. This early introduction to the NTCA, its membership and Branch level function has helped enlighten the group as to the importance of strong and unified industry leadership. The 2017 Annual NTCA Industry Conference once again featured a session presented by the Future NTCA. This year the group decided to focus on an issue that affects all generations in the pastoral industry; succession. David Harland, of FINH, is an expert in family business transition, and spoke at the conference on invitation from the Future NTCA. Georgie, Steve, Grayson and Kate joined David on stage, and played out a family business scenario that resonated firmly with the audience, especially those from family pastoral operations. The succession scenario was played out with professionalism, and delivered a clear message to all delegates at the conference. It was a fitting finale for the group, who now join the ranks of the Future NTCA Alumni, and will be welcomed into the folds of their respective NTCA Branches. The NTCA is very grateful to Georgie and Grayson, who both assisted tremendously on the committee organising the very successful 2017 NTCA Ladies Lunch. At the Conference, the NTCA announced proudly that the Future NTCA program would indeed enter its fifth year, and announced the following participants as Future NTCA 2017: Tegan Dunn CDu Katherine Campus NTCA Katherine Branch Fiona Plunkett CDu Katherine Campus NTCA Katherine Branch Kayla Kurnof CDu Katherine Campus NTCA Katherine Branch Will Schmidt AACo (Livingstone Beef) NTCA Top End Branch Matt Deveraux Taminmin College NTCA Top End Branch Victoria Dakin Koolpinya Station NTCA Top End Branch Rachael Connell AACo (Brunette Downs) NTCA Barkly Branch Max Davis Beetaloo Station NTCA Barkly Branch Hamish Shannon North Australian Cattle Company NTCA Top End Branch The NTCA offers its thanks and congratulations to the 2016 participants, and looks forward to working with the new 2017 Future NTCA group. NTCA YEAR IN REVIEW 2016/17 93

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