There were many interesting discussions held during the Next Generation Forum at Beef 2018. This was an opportunity for up and coming rural business owners to outline what their business offers and the path they have followed to get to where they currently are.
It was very engaging listening to the story of Angus Barrett who is a modern day R.M. Williams who manufactures Australian made saddlery and leather goods. For more information about Angus go to: angusbarrett.com.au. Angus' presentation was very entertaining while still highlighting the day to day issues that all small businesses face.
The next presentation was from Clare Dunne, Editor of Graziher magazine www.graziher.com.au. Clare told an interesting story about how her magazine first started and what she plans to undertake in the future.
Overall there were some great examples of what can be achieved when people have an idea and the passion to follow it through to completion. The crowd appreciated the honesty of the presenters and we hope that providing pathways for the next generation to follow continues to be something that Beef Australia can facilitate with similar events in the future.