Picture You in Agriculture Scholarship applications are closing soon

Last week we announced the launch of the first Picture You in Agriculture Scholarship

8_ Dione Changes in KNowledge about Farming (1)

Young Farming Champion Dione Howard raising awareness and appreciation of the Australian agriculture sector

The scholarship has a very short turnaround date in that applicants only have two weeks apply and we have been inundated with applications. The expression of interest process starts with this Google Docs application form  where we ask the applicants a series of questions including

  • Please write one paragraph about why you believe it is important for the agriculture sector to build relationships with the community
  • Write a brief paragraph about what you think are the biggest challenges facing Australian agriculture
  • Please list any leadership roles you have held, or scholarships you have received or personal/professional development courses you have undertaken.

I am just overwhelmed by the quality of applications and in particular the commitment of these young people for change in agriculture and their “why” they love being part of the sector and their desire to encourage other young people to join them in a career journey in the sector they are so proud of

8_ Dione Changes in KNowledge about Careers

Young Farming Champion Dione Howard raising awareness and appreciation of the  career opportunities in the Australian agriculture sector

I am also super impressed with the amount of young people in agriculture who put their hands up to take on leadership roles and participate in extensive personal and professorial development at such a young age. WOW #youthinag

Scholarship closing date is 5pm 1st May 2017

Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of a program that will build your skills sets to be confident, independent thinkers with the knowledge and skills sets to be able to share your story with all audiences

The EOI form can be found here 

Footnote some interesting statistics on Young Farmers in Leading Agriculture Magazine here

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