Congratulations to Ellie Buchanan (Wyvern 2021) on receiving the prestigious AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship. Twenty-two Australian students were selected to receive the $10,000 bursary over two years and are to attend an annual four-day professional development workshop, two weeks of industry placement each year and opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.

Ellie has a unique skill set she is hoping to use to enhance capability building and people development within the agriculture sector.

“I decided to complete a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University due to the great flexibility presented under the Melbourne Model, which has allowed me to pursue both my interest in psychology and agriculture throughout my degree.”

Ellie’s scholarship is sponsored by Dairy Australia and she is both grateful for and excited about the opportunity to gain greater insight into the industry over the next two years. Her commitment to agriculture is clear.

 “I would encourage more people to consider a career in agriculture and rural industries, it is a really exciting space to be and there are plenty of great career possibilities beyond the farm gate.”

John Harvey, AgriFutures Australia Managing Director welcomed the 22 future rural leaders to the program.

“Congratulations to our 2023 ArgriFutures Horizon Scholarship recipients, whose exceptional passion, ambition, and commitment to agriculture has distinguished them from a talented pool of applicants.”



Share with your networks