Art4Agriculture guest blogger Kristy Stewart is one of nine passionate tertiary students committed to the future of agriculture who were this week awarded scholarships from Rural Finance to assist them with their studies. Rural Finance Scholarships are open to vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate students who demonstrate a career commitment to agriculture including farming, consultancy, research, technological and other related services. The scholarship offers offer agri-students funding of up to $6,000 per year while studying.
We previously profiled Kristy Stewart in March this year through her inspiring blog Lets Get Back to our roots. Kristy is currently studying Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences, La Trobe University and she and her family farm in the foothills of the beautiful Otway Ranges in Victoria. Kristy is a 5th generation farmer on their 580 acre property.
Passionate about the environment and farming, Kristy is keen to learn how agriculture can be developed as a sustainable industry. Her parents provide her with inspiration and strength and encourage her in her passion to promotion sustainable conservation to the next generation.
“It’s time to get back to our roots & realise the importance of agriculture to the people of Australia and by extension, the world”. Kristy says
Hear what Kristy has to say here
For over 21 years, the Rural Finance Scholarship Program has committed over $2.3M to students who strive to be of value to Victorian agriculture, and is recognised as a leading scholarship program supporting the development of Victorian youth.
At the conclusion of their studies, students become members of the Rural Finance Scholarship Alumni, offering ongoing opportunities for mentoring and networking.