2019 Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Farmers
In memory of Peter and Wendy Olsen
Sponsored by the Department for Environment and Water
EXTENDED CLOSING DATE
Applications now close Thursday 26th September 2019
To provide farmers (aged 18-40) in South Australia with the opportunity to improve personal and professional skills that will benefit the industry, the individual in their own business or employment and the sustainability of natural resources that underpin primary production.
The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Farmers (The Scholarship) may be used for study tours, courses or further study or assist to directly fund their commencement of a specific project.
The Scholarship is made possible from funding from the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and offers an $8000 grant to the successful recipient. DEW is committed to supporting communities and industry to make decisions and take action to ensure the sustainable use of our natural resources.
The Scholarship is open to all young South Australian farmers between the ages of 18-40 who have been involved in farming, as their principal activity for the past 12 months.
Selection of the recipient will be based upon the applicant’s abilities, achievements and motivation to succeed in a primary production career (agriculture, horticulture, viticulture or aquaculture).
The recipient will need to demonstrate competency in a range of farming and interpersonal skills and will be expected to work within his/her chosen industry while holding The Scholarship.
Finalists will then be selected and interviewed by the selection panel.
Applications are open from Thursday 30th May 2019 to Monday 16th September 2019, 5pm.
To submit written applications or for more information please contact:
Ag Bureau Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org 555 The Parade, Magill SA 5072 (08) 8249 7581
We thank the Department for Environment and Water for their ongoing support of the Agricultural Bureau of SA's Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards night and the Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship.
Congratulations Ruth Sommerville
From left to right: Mark Grossman - Chairman Ag Bureau, Ruth Sommerville, Hon David Speirs MP - Minister for Environment and Water
Photo courtesy of the Stock Journal
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