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The Coffs Coast Advocate - - YOUR SAY -

Why at­tend Beef Aus­tralia 2018?

WITH a grow­ing global pop­u­la­tion, over the next 30 years food pro­duc­tion will have to in­crease by 50 per cent to sat­isfy the pop­u­la­tion. The big­gest is­sue with this large de­mand is that it will have to come from the same amount, if not less, land mass. Aus­tralia pro­duces world class qual­ity beef and to con­tinue to do this we need to have more peo­ple in­volved. Beef Aus­tralia 2018 gives you an op­por­tu­nity to see what is on of­fer within the in­dus­try, to see that there is so much more to agri­cul­ture than driv­ing trac­tors, rid­ing horses and mus­ter­ing cows. Beef Aus­tralia 2018 is a show­case of the in­dus­try in its en­tirety – from pro­duc­tion to con­sump­tion. There are a num­ber of ways that young peo­ple can get in­volved beyond at­tend­ing the expo. The Next Gen­er­a­tion Com­mit­tee is very ac­tive at Beef Aus­tralia 2018, run­ning a num­ber of key func­tions. Aimed at 18-35-year-olds it pro­vides ed­u­ca­tion, shares best prac­tises and in­creases mo­ti­va­tion and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for youth. The Graeme Ac­ton Beef Con­nec­tions pro­gram is another Beef Aus­tralia pro­gram in­ter­ested stu­dents need to be on the look­out for in the fu­ture. This pro­gram, in its sec­ond year in 2018, seeks to de­velop the skills of young and en­thu­si­as­tic mem­bers of the sup­ply chain through train­ing and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Knight Yates and Han­nah REINS: Shyane mem­bers of HOLD­ING THE Beef Week as to take part in (back) are ready show team. their school’s

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