My name is Bronwyn and I am a cattlewoman with strong ties to the land I call home in central Queensland. I have done the hard yards alongside my parents on their family property, immersed myself in the world of sustainable agriculture as a grazing management officer, and extended my skills as Business Development Manager for a leading Wagyu producer. I am now dedicating my extensive skills to building the success of my clients at B R Rural Business.
I can trace my grazing heritage back 500 years to English soils, but at the end of high school I was discouraged from pursuing a career in my beloved beef industry and was told I was too smart for agriculture.
Undeterred I set about building my carer in agriculture by completing a traineeship at the local saleyards. From there I went on to gain qualifications in Agriculture and Conservation & Land Management while scoring a job as a grazing management officer with the regional catchment management organisation, working alongside farmers to develop and improve grazing practices in country where the waterways flow to the Great Barrier Reef.
As I expanded my skills in my “town-job”, I was able to employ them practically when my parents purchased a 5,500 acre cropping property and set about converting it to a cattle operation. In the heat, the dust and the drought I worked alongside my parents building fences, watering points and yards. I attended field days, completed a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management and for twelve years used the property as my training ground.
By 2012 I was ready for a new challenge and became a Young Farming Champion with Art4Agriculture, where I developed my alter ego Farmer Bron. Farmer Bron became an expert in social media and presentation and the accolades soon followed. I was crowned the AgForce Emerging Leader at the QLD Red Meat Awards, represented Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) at corporate events and was the keynote speaker at the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership awards dinner.
In 2017 my career in the beef industry took another step forward when I became the Business Development Manager for a Wagyu operation in central QLD, and returned to my true love of cattle production. As Business Development Manager I supported strategic management including the identification of products and technology to ensure the company remained at the forefront of innovation and growth. I now plan to use these skills in B R Rural Business to help my clients get the best out of their business.
The beef industry is in my blood and it's my calling in life. If I can't run my own farm then the next best thing is to help someone else manage theirs to be economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. (But I WILL have my own farm one day!)