2021 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards

The Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards dinner will be held on Friday 29th October at The Terrace Function Centre, Evanston. 

Please Join us, together with the State's agricultural leaders and ag industry representatives, as we celebrate South Australia's future rural leaders. 

RSVP by October 17th https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2021-spirit-of-excellence-in-agriculture-awards-tickets-167014116719

The Agricultural Bureau is pleased to offer the following awards and scholarships for 2021:

The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Farmers sponsored by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) is an $8000 grant for a farmer (aged 18-40) to pursue further study, take a study tour or run a special project. DEW is committed to supporting communities and industry to make decisions and take action to ensure the sustainable use of our natural resources.

The Rural Youth Bursary sponsored by PIRSA is a $5000 grant for rural young people (aged 18-30) working in a rural community, not necessarily in agriculture, to undertake further study in their chosen career with an ultimate benefit to their community. 

The Lois Harris Scholarship sponsored by The Agricultural Bureau of SA is a $2000 scholarship for a first year student studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide. One scholarship is awarded each year, usually to a student entering the course with an excellent Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER).

2020 winners

The 2020 Awards Presentation Dinner was held on Friday 23 October 2020 at the Arkaba Hotel.

Sustainable Agricultural Scholarship sponsored by DEW
Winner: Ellen Zibell

Rural Youth Bursary sponsored by PIRSA
Winner: Matthew Maunder

Services to Primary Production
Recipient: Mark Grossman

Lois Harris Scholarship
Recipient: Edward Downing