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Gaining a feel for college challenge

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Two weeks into her new role as Longerenon­g College’s general manager has provided Avril Hogan with insight into one of the Wimmera’s iconic agricultur­al institutio­ns.

Ms Hogan said in meeting staff and students and learning about ‘the many and exciting’ projects underway she had quickly observed a strong connection throughout the college.

“There is really a deep commitment from staff and everyone involved from the organisati­on to train students and get them ready for an exciting career in agricultur­e,” she said.

“It is fantastic and I can’t wait to get deeply involved in the planning for what is an exciting future.”

Ms Hogan, with more than 20 years of combined experience in marketing, teaching and the agricultur­al industry, steps into the shoes of former manager John Goldsmith, who has retired and moved interstate.

She is originally from Canada, moving from the wheat-belt province of Saskatchew­an to Australia after meeting her future husband at Wimmera Machinery Field Days in 2005.

 ?? Picture: PAUL CARRACHER ?? NEW ROLE: Longerenon­g College general manager Avril Hogan.
Picture: PAUL CARRACHER NEW ROLE: Longerenon­g College general manager Avril Hogan.

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