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Over the last two years, Meridian Agriculture has managed the Livestock Consulting Internship as part of Meat and Livestock Australia’s investment into capacity building for the future. The two year program focused on ten graduate consultants from across Australia employed within private sector farm consulting businesses, developing an understanding of the industry, consulting sector and developing the soft skills required to succeed in the industry long term.

The program recently came to a conclusion with each participant presenting to MLA staff on an industry project they developed and completed over the last 18 months. The presentations came as part of a graduation ceremony, celebrating the progression of their careers and the varied networks created.

Meridian Ag’s involvement as program managers continues the company’s commitment to developing people within the agricultural sector and ensuring producers have access to skilled, knowledgeable and credible consultants across the nation.

It has also been recently announced that Meridian Ag are planning for a third program in partnership with MLA to commence in early 2020, with advancements in the program design set to ensure red meat producers are well serviced into the future.

For more information on the program, please contact Meridian Ag on 03 5341 6100.

The participants of the Livestock Consulting internship with Ben Reeve of Meridian Agriculture (right)

Article by Ben Reeve