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Future employer?: Businesses have an opportunity to build relationships with the next generation of agricultural leaders through sponsorship of the Agricultural Shows Australia National Young Judges and Paraders Championships.

Businesses are being called on to sponsor the Agricultural Shows Australia National Young Judges and Paraders Championships.

The naming rights sponsorships across nine competitions including dairy cattle, beef cattle, alpacas and meat sheep last three years at a cost of $5000 a year.

The Merino sheep and fleece competition sponsorships, and the poultry judging sponsorships have already been secured by Australian Wool Innovation and Australian Eggs respectively.

The competitions see the brightest young paraders of livestock and young judges of agricultural produce compete nationally with an extensive program of events.

ASA’s Heather Earney said the 2022 program was looking to be one of the most competitive to date.

“The young judges and paraders competition is a highlight for youth all over the country,” she said.

“With all the disruption experienced through 2020 and 2021, everyone involved from the local shows to the royal shows is keen to see those participants have their chance to shine.

“We’re particularly excited that we will be able to hold the 2021 competition alongside the 2022 national finals at the Sydney Royal Easter Show this coming April.

“Double the normal number of national finalists will converge on Sydney Olympic Park to vie for the national titles.”

Initial phases of the competition are conducted by local agricultural societies and shows around the nation.

Successful participants then compete to represent their state at the national finals, and the final round of each program takes place at a capital city agricultural show.

The national finals program includes a range of categories, for which one winner is appointed per category.

“The competition is a key activity for young leaders aged between 15 and 25 looking to develop themselves and their careers,” she said.

Ms Earney said partnership with the national young judges and paraders competition offered outstanding opportunity and exposure.

“The judging sessions and the associated activities through the entire program are where key relationships all across the Australian and New Zealand agricultural sector are developed,” she said.

“To support that, sponsorship also offers significant branding scope through media channels, merchandise and support materials.”

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