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Applicants at the ready - Greenham AgriTas scholarship launches for 2018

Applicants at the ready - Greenham AgriTas scholarship launches for 2018

6 December 2017

Offered for the 15th consecutive year, the Greenham AgriTas scholarship is open to applicants aged 17-45 years who are immediate family, sharefarmers or employees of farmers who have sold cattle to the Smithton meat processing plant any time during 2017. The number of cattle sold is not important.

The winner receives an impressive $12,000 to help him or her under take formal study towards a career in the beef or dairy industries.

The scholarship is presented in partnership with the Agritas Trade College in Smithton of which Greenham Tasmania is a foundation partner.

Agritas college chaiman Mike Buckby said, “We are proud to once again work closely with Greenham to encourage young Tasmanians to develop their skills and contribute further to our crucial agricultural industry.”

“I have no doubt that the 2018 winner will continue that legacy and leave an important imprint with their studies,” Mr Buckby said.

The winner will be expected to undertake the chosen course of study during 2018 and must complete it. The scholarship may also be used to finish a course already begun or for study which will take more than one year to complete.

In the past, the Greenham AgriTas scholarship has provided young Tasmanians with the resources to further their study either within Tasmania, interstate or internationally.

In fact, 2017 winner, Josh Brown of Westbury has spent the last year completing his Master’s degree in agricultural economics at Copenhagen University as well as an intensive summer course in data handling and GIS mapping. He is currently working in Denmark’s largest engineering consultancy firm, Rambøll – a firm that has worked closely with many of northern Europe’s largest agricultural think-tanks, consultancies, and government departments.

Via a recent skype call from Copenhagen, Josh mentioned, “The Greenham scholarship has been so helpful. To be supported by the funds while I study has gone a long way to building my skills and knowledge.”

“I have also been invited to participate in a large inter-university study that could see me traveling around and interviewing farmers in Australia,” Josh adds.

Managing Director of Greenham Tasmania Peter Greenham said we need always need to be encouraging the next generation of beef and dairy specialists.

“Beef and dairy in particular, represent over $700 million (FY 15/16) to Tasmania’s annual economic output and Greenham scholarship winners like Josh Brown represent the future of our industry,” Greenham said.

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Applications are open and close on Tuesday 30th January, 2018.

Application forms and information sheets are available by e-mailing scholarships@greenham.com.au or visiting www.greenham.com.au  

For more information Trevor Fleming – 03 96446514

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Josh Brown via video link, receives the 2017 award from Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff