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Beyond the Bale : September 2018
ON FARM 43 AWI’s ARLP position for the recently commenced Course 25 was awarded to woolgrower David Young from Bookham in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, who runs and manages a 1,200-hectare aggregation focusing on fine wool, prime lamb and beef production. “While there are a myriad of issues affecting rural Australia that would benefit from stronger leadership, of particular concern is a lack of proper succession planning and a general ageing of farmers in the sector,” David said. “The traditional pathways to leadership are beginning to malfunction and my view is that we need to find new and novel ways to bring successful farmers with new ideas into the frame. I aim to be one of these.” David’s first session of the ARLP program began in Darwin in July, before he travelled to the Kimberley in WA for an outdoor experiential component of the program. MORE INFORMATION www.rural-leaders.com.au www.wool.com/ARLP COURSE 25 AWI-FUNDED PARTICIPANT: DAVID YOUNG David Young classing a fleece at ‘Tekooti’, Bookham. The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of AgriFutures Australia (formerly known as Rural Industries R&D Corporation) and aims to support the next generation of agricultural leaders. Under the scholarship, AWI is supporting Anna throughout her Bachelor of Agribusiness course at the University of New England by providing her with a financial bursary and professional support in the form of mentoring, professional development workshops and industry placement. “My interest in agriculture started from a young age having grown up on a sheep property,” Anna said. “Our farm, located on the southern Monaro, runs a self-replacing Merino flock, with prime lambs also entering the mix. I’ve always enjoyed helping out on the farm and the rural lifestyle that comes with it.” Anna attended Delegate Primary School before heading off to boarding school in Year 7 at Frensham School, in the Southern Highlands. Following high school, Anna got the opportunity to broaden her agricultural experience by working on one of Australia’s biggest cattle stations. “I took a gap year last year in the Northern Territory, working as a stock hand on Lake Nash Station, three hours west of Mount Isa, mustering, processing and branding cattle on the 4.2 million acre property. The experience opened my eyes to various grazing and management techniques and further instilled the importance of a strong work ethic. It was an educational experience and one that I cherish and will always remember.” Anna said she is thrilled to receive the Horizon Scholarship and thanked AWI. “It’s an honour to receive the scholarship; not only will it open doors and connect me with industry professionals, but I will gain valuable experience in the wool industry.” Students on the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship program attended a four- day workshop in Wagga Wagga, NSW in July, focused on leadership and personal development. The workshop featured special guest speakers, industry experts, field trips and the opportunity to network and discuss innovations and challenges in the agricultural sector. “It’s an honour to receive the scholarship; not only will it open doors and connect me with industry professionals, but I will gain valuable experience in the wool industry.” “It was exciting to meet other students across Australia involved in the program, learn more about the challenges and trends across the agricultural sector and how I can make a positive impact on the future of Australian agriculture.” MORE INFORMATION www.agrifutures.com.au/horizon Anna Horton from the Monaro of NSW is the 2018 recipient of a Horizon Scholarship sponsored by AWI, in recognition of her leadership potential and commitment to Australian agriculture. NEXT GENERATION ON THE HORIZON Anna Horton from the Monaro of NSW. The Australian Rural Leadership Program Course 24 after finishing their first session, which took place in the Kimberley, WA.
In the Shops - September 2018