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Beyond the Bale : September 2014
ON FARM 55 Each year the Department of Agriculture with its Award partners, including AWI, presents this competitive grants program for innovative research projects that will benefit Australia's agricultural industries. The awards are coordinated by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) and are open to young people aged 18 to 35 who are working or studying in rural industries. The Awards aim to encourage science, innovation and technology in rural industries and help to advance the careers of young scientists, researchers and innovators through national recognition of their research ideas. Have you got any interesting photos that you’d like to share with other readers of Beyond the Bale? We are always keen to see and hear what people working with Australian wool are up to. If you want to share any photos with us, please email the image and a brief description to the editor of Beyond the Bale Richard Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos could portray any feature, be it humourous or poignant, informative or provoking, gritty or beautiful. We can’t promise that we’ll print every photo, but we’d love to see them. Here are a few that we have recently received from readers. SCIENCE AND INNOVATION AWARDS Applications for the 2015 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture close on 3 October. MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATIONS Visit www.wool.com/scienceawards DROVING MISS DARCY Clare Mansell sent in this photo of her four year old daughter Darcy droving with her pony Faith. They took 600 sheep 18kms, with only a little help from mum and dad. She is a fourth generation sheep farmer from the Monaro, already helping with the cooking and rousabouting at shearing. EMU AUSTRALIA SHEEPSKIN BOOTS A HIT Ben Swain of Gunnedah, NSW, sent in this photo of his 7-year old son Charlie with sheep dogs Jazz and Pixie about to head off mustering. Charlie is wearing his new EMU Australia boots that he got him through the 50% off promotion in the June edition of Beyond the Bale. Ben said, “Charlie loves them and wears them everywhere. Well at least everywhere his mother lets him!” PHOTOS! READERS’ FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN AGRICULTURE RUBBER MAT TO REDUCE EROSION IS A BELTER Kevin, Robyn and Bryan Ingram of Aston Station, 33km north-west of Pooncarie in NSW have used a second-hand rubber conveyor belt from a local mine to successfully reduce erosion around one of the water troughs on their property at minimal cost. Fifth generation Longreach farmer James Walker was the 2014 recipient of the AWI-supported Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture.