New ag schol­ar­ship opens for stu­dents

Central and North Burnett Times - - FENCE POST -

SOUTH­ERN in­land Queens­land stu­dents work­ing to­ward a ca­reer in agri­cul­ture or agribusi­ness can now ap­ply for a spe­cial bur­sary to as­sist with their stud­ies through agri­cul­ture group AgForce.

AgForce gen­eral pres­i­dent and Mitchell cat­tle and grains pro­ducer Grant Maud­s­ley said the bur­sary was named after pas­sion­ate in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tive and ad­vo­cate Gus McGown, who lost his long-run­ning bat­tle with can­cer in 2014.

“The me­mo­rial bur­sary win­ner will re­ceive $5000 to go to­wards fund­ing to as­sist tu­ition fees for an ac­cred­ited qual­i­fi­ca­tion, un­der­grad­u­ate study or post grad­u­ate lev­els within Aus­tralia,” Mr Maud­s­ley said.

“Gus was a val­ued con­trib­u­tor to a range of AgForce, gov­ern­ment and non-gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion boards and com­mit­tees.

“He de­vel­oped re­spect among many stake­hold­ers who con­stantly sought his opin­ions on pas­toral land man­age­ment.

“This bur­sary recog­nises Gus’ com­mit­ment to the pas­toral in­dus­try while also sup­port­ing the next gen­er­a­tion.”

The bur­sary is spon­sored by the Mara­noa Gra­ziers Trust and ad­min­is­tered by AgForce.

The schol­ar­ship is open to stu­dents with links to the AgForce’s South­ern in­land Queens­land re­gion.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close Fe­bru­ary 24.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.ag­force­qld.org.au.

AgForce’s Grant Maud­s­ley.

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