Maggie's roadmap to Angus ownership | Sarina Russo

Maggie's roadmap to Angus ownership

By Sarina Russo Editorial Team
From left, Rebecca Randall, Owner of Elliot Park Grazing, Maggie Mitchell, apprentice and Danielle Raisbeck, SRA Industry Consultant
Maggie's roadmap to Angus ownership

Meet Maggie Mitchell, a young and determined individual who has embarked on a remarkable journey in the world of agriculture. Maggie recently has signed up for a school-based traineeship in Certificate III in Agriculture with Sarina Russo Apprenticeships - marking the beginning of a promising career filled with passion and potential.

Maggie's  journey begins at Elliot Park Grazing, where she will be gaining invaluable hands-on experience and knowledge in agricultural production. This apprenticeship will serve as the cornerstone for building trade-level expertise in the field. She will dive into a range of competencies aligned with the rearing and management of grazing livestock, planting and soil health management, livestock handling, and pest control, among many others.

What sets Maggie apart is her unwavering commitment and a vision that goes beyond just mastering the skills of the trade. With her earnings from this opportunity, she aspires to fulfill her dream of owning her very own Angus cattle. This aspiration not only underscores her dedication to farming but also her determination to create a sustainable and thriving future in agriculture.

It's clear that Maggie's enthusiasm for farming runs deep. Her passion fuels her desire to learn and grow within the agricultural sector. As she immerses herself in the day-to-day operations of the farm, she will not only acquire practical skills but also develop a profound understanding of the industry's nuances and challenges.

Maggie is not on this journey alone. She is well-supported by her school, Southern Cross Catholic College in Townsville, which recognises her potential and dedication. The collaboration between her educational institution, her apprenticeships provider, Sarina Russo Apprenticeships, and Elliot Park Grazing highlights the importance of fostering talent and creating opportunities for young individuals who are eager to make their mark in the agricultural sector.

We look forward to witnessing Maggie's continued success and the positive impact she will undoubtedly make in the world of farming. Her journey is a beacon of hope for the future of agriculture in our region and beyond.

Sarina Russo Group acknowledges the First Nations Peoples of this Country, the traditional custodians connected to the land, water and community on which we live, work and help others to live their best lives. We also pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, who strive to build a better and more sustainable future for future generations to come.