Chelsea Stroppiana - AIA National Student Award

Chelsea Stroppiana - AIA National Student Award

Chelsea Stroppiana from Queensland has been announced in Adelaide as winner of the Ag Institute Australia (AIA) National Student Award for 2016. The prestigious AEV Richardson Memorial National Student Award, sponsored by Peracto, is competed for annually by undergraduate students who have completed an Honours research project as part of an agricultural science (or related)…

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…