Longerenong College student Cooper Henson has enjoyed hands-on experience in various aspects of the agricultural industry during work placement at Brimpaen.
Cooper, 18, will finish his 10-week industry placement for Brimgower Farms on Friday.
Brimgower Farms primarily focuses on sheep wool and meat production and incorporates cropping and cattle.
Cooper said he enjoyed the variety.
“I really liked cropping, which was something I had never done before,” he said.
“I also enjoy the day-today farm work. There is always something different to do.
“It’s been good working in a different area, as well.”
Cooper hails from Hamilton and has been living at Brimpaen while on placement.
He has settled into his temporary home and has been playing football for Laharum Football Netball Club alongside Brimgower Farms owner Gerard Matthews and fellow employee Angus Martin.
“It’s been a lot of fun and it’s a good opportunity to meet new fellas,” Cooper said.
“Laharum has been pretty good to me.”
Cooper said he hoped to pursue a career in agronomy after graduating.
“I’m not sure what I’ll be doing at the end of the year – I have to pass first – but I am interested in learning more about agronomy,” he said.
“I’d like to thank Gerard and Sarah for having me for the past few months and wish them all the best for the future.”