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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?

How to Apply