A financially assisted scholarship specifically for an Australian female student commencing their final year at Marcus Oldham College studying one of the two academic programs: Agribusiness or Agriculture
The successful recipient will demonstrate:
- Demonstrated passion in agribusiness, agriculture, or equine management.
- Highly driven and motivated.
- Need for financial support.
|15 January 2024 (5pm AEDT)
|Week beginning 5 February 2024
The Estate of Susan Margaret Haggard
Susan Haggard was born in 1930 to a farming family in Merriwa, NSW. At 15, she and her family relocated to their new farm in Berwick, Victoria. Sue loved all aspects of farming life.
After finishing boarding school, Sue returned home to the family farm where she often spoke of her years managing and working as a hands-on farmer especially when women were not recognised as ‘farmers’.
In the early 1970’s Sue purchased ‘Springside’ near Euroa. The property was 1400 hectares, being one of the largest in the district. This brought significant challenges for her in developing the land into a weed free, pest free and productive agricultural business. One of Sue’s great farming achievements was her work on developing cell grazing and for many years, Sue presented her method to agricultural scientists and graziers.
Sue was one of the founding members of the local Landcare Group in the early 90s and remained treasurer for many years. One of the wonderful phrases she used was her description of the water in her creeks as being “as clear as gin”.
The Estate of Susan Margaret Haggard aims to support a female student studying in their second/third year at Marcus Oldham College. Enabled by this scholarship, this Estate, in partnership with Marcus Oldham College, is investing in the education of a highly enthusiastic and determined woman.
Reflecting on your first year of academic studies at Marcus Oldham, what has ignited or deepened your interest in the fields of agriculture, agribusiness or equine management?