Big boost for farm­ing fu­ture

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A WAVE of new schol­ar­ships could bring the dreams of many young farm­ers within reach. Queens­land Agri­cul­tural Train­ing Col­leges are of­fer­ing up to $10,000 to go to­wards agri­cul­ture cour­ses at Emer­ald, Lon­greach and Gat­ton. Bud­ding Monto farmer Kirsten Van­clooster said this sort of support would be es­sen­tial in kick­ing off her ca­reer. “I think peo­ple are hes­i­tant about be­com­ing farm­ers be­cause money is al­ways tight,” she said. Un­like many other ca­reers, Ms Van­clooster said be­com­ing a farmer was dif­fi­cult be­cause there was no well-es­tab­lished path­way on how to suc­ceed. Some of the Queens­land Agri­cul­tural Train­ing Col­leges schol­ar­ships close as early as Oc­to­ber 17, so visit www. qatc.edu.au for more de­tails.

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