Next Generation on the Horizon

Next Generation on the Horizon

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Advertiser content: Anna Horton from the Monaro of NSW is the 2018 recipient of a Horizon Scholarship sponsored by AWI, in recognition of her leadership potential and commitment to Australian agriculture

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Anna Horton from the Monaro, NSW.

Anna Horton from the Monaro, NSW.

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Anna Horton from the Monaro of NSW is the 2018 recipient of a Horizon Scholarship sponsored by AWI, in recognition of her leadership potential and commitment to Australian agriculture.

The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of AgriFutures Australia and aims to support the next generation of agricultural leaders.

Under the scholarship, AWI is supporting Anna throughout her Bachelor of Agribusiness course at the University of New England by providing her with a financial bursary and professional support in the form of mentoring, professional development workshops and industry placement.

“My interest in agriculture having grown up on a sheep property,” Anna said.

“Our farm, located on the southern Monaro, runs a self- replacing Merino flock, with prime lambs also entering the mix. I’ve always enjoyed helping out on the farm and the rural lifestyle that comes with it.”

Anna attended Delegate Primary School before heading off to boarding school in Year 7.

Following high school, Anna got the opportunity to broaden her agricultural experience by working on one of Australia’s biggest cattle stations.

“I took a gap year last year in the Northern Territory, working as a stock hand on Lake Nash Station, three

mustering, processing and branding cattle on the 4.2 million acre property.

The experience opened my eyes to various grazing and management techniques and further instilled the importance of a strong work ethic.

It was an educational experience and one that I cherish and will always remember.”

Anna said she is thrilled to receive the Horizon Scholarship and thanked AWI.

“It’s an honour to receive the scholarship; not only will it open doors and connect me with industry professionals, but I will gain valuable experience in the wool industry.”

Students on the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship program attended a four day workshop in Wagga Wagga, NSW in July, focused on leadership and personal development.

The workshop featured special guest speakers, industry experts, field trips and the opportunity to network and discuss innovations and challenges in the agricultural sector.

“It was exciting to meet other students across Australia involved in the program, learn more about the challenges and trends across the agricultural sector and how I can make a positive impact on the future of Australian agriculture.”

For more information head to www.agrifutures.com.au/horizon

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