WoolProducers Australia continuing to Raise the Baa in Industry Capacity Building

Updated: May 12, 2021

WoolProducers Australia is excited to announce that the third and final round of nominations of our ‘Raising the Baa’ Leadership in Agriculture Program are now open.

WoolProducers identified a gap in industry representative capacity building within the Australian wool industry. In order to address this gap, WPA pursued and were successful in obtaining a grant under the Commonwealth Government’s Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund.

WoolProducers President, Ed Storey said, “While there are a number of leadership programs that exist in the wool industry, there was no program that focused on enhancing the governance, policy and advocacy capacity of the industry”.

There are two separate components of the Program that WoolProducers are currently taking nominations for - Australian Institute of Company Director (AICD) – Company Directors Course and the WoolProducers Australia Youth Ambassador.

“We have had a wonderful response over the previous two rounds and have to date put 10 recipients through the esteemed AICD Company Director course. The recipients have been a diverse group of people who all have varying roles within the wool industry”. Mr Storey said.

“Ms Sam Wan was awarded the last WoolProducers Youth Ambassador and during her time in that role, has not only presented insightful policy projects to the WoolProducers Board but also provided considered input into industry issues.” Mr Storey said.