Each year, ALFA, in conjunction with MLA, sponsor two feedlot industry professionals to attend the Training Rural Australians In Leadership (TRAIL) Program, valued at over $10,450 per person.
Held in March of 2024, the TRAIL Program is a cross-sector, challenge-based leadership program set in the mountains outside Canberra designed for Australia’s future emerging rural leaders.
This week Megan Krause, Sandalwood's Assistant Livestock Manager, has been awarded one of the two scholarships on offer through ALFA & MLA.
The second scholarship is offered to the winner of the ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award, proudly sponsored by Performance Feeds. The winner is due to be announced at ALFA's SmartBeef23 event in Tamworth on October 11, 2023.
Megan's deserving award is a testament to her unwavering commitment to leadership and her exceptional contributions to her workplace and the industry.
Megan's journey towards this achievement began with her determination to seek new challenges and her work towards continual improvement of her leadership.
Her active investment in her growth as a leader has seen Megan participate in leadership training programs such as ALFA’s Managing People and Margins Program (MPM) and the Ignite Leadership program delivered by Women of Lot Feeding.
In participating in the TRAIL program, Megan said it would give her “the opportunity to identify and work on my own strengths and weaknesses to help to shape a healthy, rewarding and efficient team”.
Megan's vision for her leadership journey extends beyond the workplace. “This program will also be of significant benefit outside of work, in challenging me to try new things and become more involved in the wider community,” she said.
“As a generally introverted person with a leadership style based around compassion and respect, TRAIL will help me adjust and add to my skillset and learn new things about myself as a leader”.
Megan completed ALFA's MPM Program in 2020.
For Megan, leadership isn't just about personal growth; it's about empowering her team members and equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to excel at work. She hopes to use the TRAIL program to gain knowledge and skills that she can pass on to those she works with, while also bettering and challenging herself.
Clearly demonstrating her dedication, leadership knowledge, and vision for the future of lot feeding, ALFA and MLA are proud to sponsor Megan to participate in the TRAIL: Emerging Leaders Program.
Stay tuned to hear about her experience on the program when we provide an update in March 2024.