2023 Award Winner Australia
Mitch Highett is the Founder and Managing Director of the Bullseye Ag Group which is responsible for the management of rural assets across NSW and QLD. As part of his role he has been appointed the General Manager of Wyuna Ag which holds significant assets within Southern QLD and Northern NSW.
Mitch has been involved in the agriculture industry across five different countries, ranging in a variety of commodities. His involvement has been from the grass roots of on-farm production through to large corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Working on a range of farming operations and spending time in Sydney as a Senior Consultant for a large agricultural advisory firm has given Mitch fresh perspectives to develop within regional communities and take advantage of development opportunities to promote agriculture awareness and the businesses operating within it.
Part of Mitch’s involvement within the advisory firm saw him locate to Auckland NZ during the dairy downturn in 2016 and assist dairy farmers in restructuring their businesses, and develop strategies to be more resilient and prepared for future market conditions.
In 2018 Mitch joined the NSW Farmers Association and was appointed the Chair of NSW Young Farmers, as well as sitting on the Rural Affairs Committee and Business, Economics and Trade Committee. He has a focus on lobbying and delivering ‘bigger picture’ results for farmers and is passionate about the future of agriculture and how best to assist the people that want to be a part of it.
"The 2023 Australia mentoring trip was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity."