New fu­ture fund for agri­cul­ture stu­dents

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - HAY AND SILAGE -

THE Aus­tralian Fod­der In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion (AFIA), to­gether with Lalle­mand An­i­mal Nu­tri­tion, has an­nounced a new fund to help sup­port the next gen­er­a­tion of fod­der in­dus­try pro­duc­ers.

To be known as the Lalle­mand Gen Ag Fu­ture Fund, the pro­gram was launched at the re­cent 2017 Na­tional Fod­der Con­fer­ence.

The Lalle­mand Gen Ag Fu­ture Fund will be awarded to an out­stand­ing Gen Ag in­di­vid­ual who is deemed able to make a demon­stra­ble long-term con­tri­bu­tion to the Aus­tralian fod­der in­dus­try and more broadly, Aus­tralian agri­cul­ture.

The 2018 fund of­fers a Gen Ag mem­ber $3000 to as­sist with fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion or costs to un­der­take a spe­cific pro­ject that will ben­e­fit the in­dus­try.

“The Lalle­mand Gen Ag Fu­ture Fund was ini­ti­ated to recog­nise a new gen­er­a­tion of agri­cul­ture stu­dents who are ex­celling in their cho­sen field,” Lalle­mand An­i­mal Nu­tri­tion coun­try man­ager, Alex Tur­ney, said.

“Lalle­mand sup­ports the ad­vance­ment of agri­cul­ture’s cur­rent and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the first round of the pro­gram will open at the be­gin­ning of 2018, and in­di­vid­u­als will be as­sessed based on their es­say, re­sume and ca­reer vi­sion.

More in­for­ma­tion will be re­leased closer to the date.

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