18 October 2019
A Mid-Murray man’s vision for a farm business model that encompasses environmental, economic and social sustainability practices, and plans by an Adelaide Hills teacher to develop an education program to boost attitudes towards agriculture in high schools, have been recognised at the 2019 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards announced tonight (Friday, October 18).
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone and the Executive Director – Strategy, Science and Corporate Services, for the Department for Environment and Water, Sandy Carruthers, presented the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia Awards at a dinner this evening.
Generously supported by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), the Awards offer young farmers and rural youth the opportunity to pursue personal and professional development to benefit their local communities.
Chair of the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia (ABSA), Mark Grossman, says the judges were met with an exceptionally high standard of applications this year, which resulted in the narrowest of win results for both awards.
“We’re confident that all of this year’s finalists will continue to influence South Australia’s agriculture industry and their communities for the better and be worthy recipients of any time and money invested in them,” Mark said. “ABSA encourages all of this year’s applicants to continue pursuing their dream projects.”
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6 May 2019
An ex St Peter’s College student currently studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide has been awarded $2000 through the Lois Harris Scholarship in recognition of academic excellence.
22 March 2019
Celebrating its 90th birthday recently, the Koonunga Branch now currently more than 60 members. In some cases there are three generations from the same families attending meetings together.
Ron has been an Ag Bureau member for more than 70 years, originally with the Williamstown branch and later Rowland Flat. He still lives in his childhood home and the family farm is now run by the sixth Fromm generation.
18 October 2018
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