STU­DENTS GET HAND IN REACH­ING FOR HORI­ZON

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A GROUP of univer­sity stu­dents with a pas­sion for agri­cul­ture have been given a fi­nan­cial boost through the Ru­ral In­dus­tries Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion Hori­zon Schol­ar­ship scheme.

Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Barnaby Joyce said the scholarships were to en­cour­age young people across Aus­tralia to stick with fields of un­der­grad­u­ate study that would help them make a strong con­tri­bu­tion to agri­cul­tural com­mu­ni­ties and in­dus­tries.

“These 16 schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents rep­re­sent the present and the fu­ture of farm­ing in Aus­tralia,” Min­is­ter Joyce said.

“I am es­pe­cially pleased to see that two of the re­cip­i­ents are study­ing at the univer­sity I am an alumni to, the Univer­sity of New Eng­land, in Ar­mi­dale.

“We need the youth and enthusiasm that young people like these will bring the sec­tor to help con­tinue to build our pro­duc­tiv­ity and prof­itabil­ity in the years ahead.

“I be­lieve that young people with a pas­sion for agri­cul­ture, who are choos­ing to study agri­cul­tur­ally re­lated fields... are more likely to live and work in ru­ral and re­gional Aus­tralia.

“That is why I com­mend RIRDC, and its schol­ar­ship spon­sors, for their shared com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing our next gen­er­a­tion of agri­cul­ture lead­ers.”

The Queens­land and New South Wales win­ners of the 2014 Hori­zon Schol­ar­ship stu­dents, the de­gree they are study­ing and their spon­sors are:

Grace Scott, Cas­tle Hill, NSW, Ad­vanced Nat­u­ral Sci­ence, Univer­sity of Western Syd­ney, Spon­sor: Cot­ton Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion

Michael Welling­ton, Toowong, Qld, Study­ing: Bach­e­lor of Agri­cul­ture, Univer­sity of Queens­land; Spon­sor: Cot­ton Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion

Sam John­ston, Forbes, NSW; Bach­e­lor of Agri­cul­ture Eco­nom­ics, Univer­sity of Syd­ney; Spon­sor: Cot­ton Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion

Felic­ity Tay­lor, Moree, NSW; Study­ing: Bach­e­lor of Agri­cul­ture, Eco­nom­ics, Univer­sity of Syd­ney; Spon­sor: Cot­ton Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion

Anna Rose Markey, Me­nai, NSW; Bach­e­lor of Vet­eri­nary Bi­ol­ogy/Vet­eri­nary Sci­ence, Charles Sturt Univer­sity; Spon­sor: Aus­tralian Egg Cor­po­ra­tion Ltd

Ge­or­gia Camp­bell, Fresh­wa­ter, NSW; Study­ing: Food and Agribusi­ness, Univer­sity of Syd­ney; Spon­sor: Grains Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion

Finnlay Cow­den Harden, NSW; Study­ing: Bach­e­lor of Ag Eco­nom­ics, Univer­sity of Syd­ney; Spon­sor: Grains Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion

De­layne Stern­beck-Rut­ter, Bate­mans Bay, NSW; Study­ing: Bach­e­lor of Re­source Eco­nom­ics, Univer­sity of Syd­ney; Spon­sor: Ru­ral In­dus­tries Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion

Jack Sci­fleet, Bin­n­away, NSW; Study­ing: Bach­e­lor of Agri­cul­tural Eco­nom­ics, Univer­sity of Syd­ney; Spon­sor: ANZ

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