Available to students studying Year 1 and Year 2 of the Agribusiness Program, or Year 1 and Year 3 of the Agriculture Program. The scholarship is to assist young Australians who have a strong passion for the sheep and wool industry in Australia.
|Closing date||21st July 2023|
|Interview date||Week beginning 28th August 2023|
Nigel and Kate Kerin own and manage Kerin Agriculture, a livestock operation located at Yeoval in the Central West of New South Wales, 80km south of Dubbo. The focus is a grazing system that is in sync with a highly variable climate.
The 3950 hectares are spread across six properties, consisting of Kerin Poll Merino Stud and a sheep and cattle trading enterprise.
One of the key aspects of this business is our highly variable stocking rate, which in a matter of months can range from 8000 DSEs to 55,000 DSEs completely driven by climatic conditions.
Each year up to 600 hectares of no-till grazing crops are planted.
The applicant must be dedicated to pursuing a career in agriculture, in particular the sheep and wool industry.
The funds will be allocated on the basis of $7,500 in the first year of study and $7,500 in the following year of study.
Please respond to this question in 500 – 1000 words.
Why is a mentality of abundance a crucial ingredient for success as a leader in Australian Agriculture?