New ex­pe­ri­ences

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - AgLife -

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.”

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