Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Young Farmers
Sponsored by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
In memory of Peter and Wendy Olsen
The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Young Farmers is an $8000 grant to provide opportunities for young farmers to improve their personal and professional skills.
One farmer aged between 18 and 35 receives the scholarship each year, with the funds to be used for study tours, courses or further study or assist to directly fund the commencement of a specific project.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Awards Coordinator, Janette Ridgway, prior to applying: 0421 677 860
Congratulations Chris Hallion
Chris, a production assistant at a broadacre cropping enterprise in Marrabel moved to the mid-north to gain work experience on a large farming enterprise. Chris plans to use the $8000 fellowship for additional intensive study and agronomic tours to learn more about managing constraints on broadacre production systems.
As an external student at the University of New England, the Fellowship will provide opportunities to learn from peers and participate more fully in university life.