Hon Judi Moylan

Young local leader sets her sights on Canberra

Pickering Brook resident, Ms Calie Ferrari, has been selected to participate in the Australian Government’s inaugural Pathways to Rural Leadership Course in Canberra from 16-19 April 2007. Member for Pearce, Hon Judi Moylan MP, congratulated Ms Ferrari on being one of the 20 young men and women, aged 18 – 35, named as participants by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Hon Sussan Ley MP. “I understand that the course builds on the success of the Young Rural Leaders’ Course run from 2001 to 2006, but with some important differences,” Ms Moylan said. “Calie Ferrari will leave the course with a clear vision of where she is now, what skills and knowledge she needs to develop, and who she can work with to further build leadership confidence,” she continued. “Over the four intensive days, participants will also learn to network extensively, communicate with influence, think clearly and use strategy effectively.” Course participants will meet with industry leaders and other prominent individuals who are leading their sectors to better profits and sustainable outcomes. “By enhancing their skills and abilities at this course, participants will be able to make a greater contribution to Australia’s rural industries in the coming years,” added Ms Moylan. Currently, Ms Ferrari co-manages her apple, pear and stone fruit orchard, which produces more than 30 varieties to local and overseas markets. She is an active community member and is on the executive of several industry bodies.

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