Horizon Scholar in field of his own

Horizon Scholar in field of his own

A passion for food sustainability and a desire to use technology to help feed the growing global population has seen Western Sydney University student Isaac Jones selected as a Horizon Scholar. After studying at Hurlstone Agriculture College, Isaac enrolled in a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at the University’s Hawkesbury campus, with the…

Plant doctors - Young Farming Champions

Plant doctors - Young Farming Champions

Young Farming Champions are defining the role of agronomy within agriculture and sharing their tales with the community. Plant doctors, agros, clod kickers – all nicknames given to those agri-professionals who spend a lot of time in their utes, poke a varied array of instruments into the soil and tell the farmer what to do…

Melissa Henry - a colourful yarn

Melissa Henry - a colourful yarn

Melissa Henry has found her niche in the sheep industry with a little help from Sauvignon and Shiraz. The long crimped staples of wool are a rich chocolate brown, contrasting with the red, white and blue of a Champion ribbon. It is March 2016 and Melissa Henry has returned from another successful Royal Canberra Show…

Mike Weise GM Jersey Australia

Mike Weise GM Jersey Australia

Jersey Australia’s board of management is delighted to announce that Mike Weise has accepted the role of General Manager. Mike comes to Jersey Australia with 28 years of experience in the dairy industry in Australia, the UK and Ireland. He started his career milking Jerseys, Shorthorns and Holstein Friesians and served as Executive Officer of…

AUSVETPLAN biosecurity winner

AUSVETPLAN biosecurity winner

AUSVETPLAN winner at 2016 Australian Biosecurity Awards. The Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN) Technical Review Group (TRG) received a prestigious Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Australian Biosecurity Award. This award recognises the outstanding contribution the TRG – a group of technical experts representing the Commonwealth and state and territory agriculture departments, and the Australian…