This year Rosemary Archer, from Finley, NSW was awarded the Greenham Agricultural Scholarship.
Formed in partnership with Marcus Oldham in 2000, the annual $20,000 scholarship prize is available to Marcus Oldham students in their final year of studying a Bachelor of Agribusiness.
Rosemary’s passion for agriculture started from a young age, growing up at her family’s cattle and cropping operation in the Riverina.
“I did ag all throughout high school and was a part of the beef team, dairy team, sheep team, and showed cattle,” said Rosemary.
“After high school, I went to the Northern Territory and did 10 months of jillarooing at Elkedra Station,” Rosemary continued.
Rosemary also worked at a cattle, sheep, and cropping station in Euroa for 12 months before commencing her studies at Marcus Oldham.
With more than 20 applicants, Rosemary impressed with her write-up answering the question: How do you believe the beef and dairy industry will be challenged over the next 15 years & what motivates you to be involved?
Rosemary delved into environmental impacts, consumer perceptions, and the growing population’s demand for protein.
“The hugely complex idea of the ecological footprint of everything we do has to be matched against the demand of food for a growing population, food miles, carbon dioxide absorption requirements, greenhouse gas emissions, and water savings,” wrote Rosemary.
The scholarship provides an opportunity of placement at Greenham and Rosemary is excited to complete her two weeks’ placement with Greenham in August this year.
“The placement will help me get an idea of different roles and career paths within an agribusiness that I might enjoy pursuing once I complete my degree,” Roesmary said.
With thanks to the scholarship panel, Max Gubbins, Greenham supplier of western Victoria, and Neen McKenzie of Marcus Oldham College.
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