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Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards

The Agricultural Bureau is pleased to have offered the following awards and scholarships for 2018:

The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Farmers sponsored by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) provides a $8000 grant to provide farmers (aged 18-40) in South Australia with the opportunity to improve personal and professional skills that will benefit; the rural industry, the individual in their own business or employment, and the sustainability of natural resources.  Recipients are able to; pursue further study, take a study tour or run a special project.

The Rural Youth Bursary sponsored by Primary Industries & Regions SA (PIRSA) is a $5000 grant for rural young people (aged 18-30) working in a rural community in South Australia, to undertake further study or develop a special project, which will ultimately benefit the rural community.  The Rural Youth Bursary is open to applicants employed in any rural capacity and not restricted to primary production.

The Lois Harris Scholarship is a $2000 scholarship for a first year student studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

The Service to Primary Production Award recognises the achievements of people who have provided exceptional service to primary production.

Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards 2018

The 2018 Awards Presentation Dinner was held Thursday 18 October 2018 @ Arkaba Hotel at 6.30pm


Sustainable Agricultural Scholarship sponsored by DEW
Winner: Ruth Sommerville

Rural Youth Bursary sponsored by PIRSA
Winner: Luke Ramsay

Services to Primary Production
Recipient: Tristan Baldock

Lois Harris Scholarship
Recipient: Alec McCallum

2018 Agricultural Award winners; Luke Ramsay (Rural Youth Bursary), Ruth Sommerville (Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship) and Tristan Baldock (Services to Primary Production)

Pictured left to right:  Luke Ramsay, Ruth Sommerville, Tristan Baldock.

Photo courtesy of Stock Journal

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