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Join the #Grains100 and be a part of the Grains Social Leadership Program (GSLP) in 2022!

When you see or hear the grains industry mentioned in the community, do you feel there are misconceptions or a lack of understanding about what a grower does on-farm?

The Grains Social Leadership Program is breaking new ground for the agricultural sector and has been designed to ensure that growers who are influencers and leaders have the opportunity to enhance their skills around engaging in critical discussions.

John Gladigau, GSLP graduate and Loxton farmer (SA)

As part of the Grains Social Leadership Program, you will be working with a small, bespoke group of individuals who are passionate about the industry and believe they can create real change and foster understanding across different communities.

We know that our industry has some complex challenges that need to be communicated across communities that may be unfamiliar with them. Being able to use your voice to raise awareness and build connections with different audiences about the experiences of grain farming in Australia is an essential way of ensuring our industry is understood by the media, with government decision-makers and communities right across Australia.

Through the GSLP, we will be helping you develop across four key areas:

  • further developing high-level leadership skills
  • honing advocacy skills with the confidence to engage on all levels about modern grain production
  • confidence in communicating industry issues and sharing industry success stories
  • further developing stakeholder engagement skills and techniques
Apply
Applications are open and will close 6 Dec 2021. Applicants will be notified of outcomes 17 Dec 2021.

Meet Ashley Wiese

Ashley runs a family farm in Narrogin, which is in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia. It is a mixed enterprise farm with 75% of the land used for producing cereals, oilseeds and legumes. The other 25% is a legume based pasture being grazed with sheep for the production of wool and lamb.

Ashley produces quinoa which is cleaned, washed and packed on his farm. Ashley’s quinoa is supplied to Coles supermarkets through his “Three Farmers” Brand and Coles own branded product. Ashley also provides product to the ingredient market throughout Australia.

Ashley is a passionate oat grower for both grain and hay.

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Learn more about the GSLP with Kaitlin Commins

Through the GSLP, we will be helping you develop across four key areas:

  • further developing high-level leadership skills
  • honing advocacy skills with the confidence to engage on all levels about modern grain production
  • confidence in communicating industry issues and sharing industry success stories
  • further developing stakeholder engagement skills and techniques
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