SARAH Becker is passionate about the future of rural industries.
Having completed her secondary and tertiary studies in Brisbane, Queensland, Sarah moved back to her grassroots of Rockhampton in Central Queensland in 2005 and completed her final studies of a Graduate of Diploma of Chartered Accounting, becoming a Chartered Accountant.
Sarah knew her education would put her in good stead to follow her dream to operate and manage a successful rural operation and would give her the skills to encourage and foster other Australian rural families to do the same.
She now manages her family's Rural Chartered Accountancy practice in Rockhampton and is the financial controller of her family’s beef cattle operation, situated in the Dawson Valley.
In her role as financial controller, Sarah has developed “trigger accounting” specifically for rural operations and this allows every farm event to be linked to a formulated calculation.
Her hands-on experience with rural operations combined with her accounting and commerce knowledge provides a sound basis for Sarah to be an active member in the rural and beef industries.
Sarah has recently taken on a management position in a national rural consultancy firm, Agrify, which allows her to work with growing Australian rural families, whom Sarah passionately believes are the future of this country.
Sarah is also an active committee member and treasurer of the CQ NRL Club Inc., which is striving for a National Rugby League team in Central Queensland and has been appointed for a second term on the Fitzroy River Coastal Catchment Group Committee, a group that seeks to advance and sustain the agricultural land in the Fitzroy Region to Central Queensland.
As a sign of her commitment to the Beef Industry, Sarah was awarded the Rabobank Young Beef Ambassador during Beef 2012.