20 scholars have been awarded the 2022 Horizon Scholarship, an initiative supported by seven Research and Development Corporations (RDC’s), along with Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) and FMC Australasia to develop the next generation of rural leaders.

Three University of Adelaide students (Darcy MacCartie, Emily Chambers and Ophelia Neumann) were successful in securing a scholarship.

The Horizon Scholarship provides scholars with a $10,000 bursary over two years, thanks to ongoing support from industry sponsors. As part of the program, students also attend an annual four-day professional development workshop and complete two weeks of industry placement each year, all of which is covered by the support of their sponsor. The workshop will feature special guest speakers, industry experts and also provide the opportunity to network, meet sponsors and discuss innovations and challenges in the agricultural sector.

The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship program provides the next generation of leaders with opportunities to kickstart their leadership skills and expand their networks.

Students are carefully paired with industry sponsors that align with their career aspirations and industry experience. Support from sponsors is key to the program’s success and assists students to network with industry leaders and learn new skills relevant to a career in their chosen field.

2022 sponsors include:
– Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC),
– Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA),
– Australian Eggs,
– Australian Wool Innovation (AWI),
– Dairy Australia,
– Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA),
– Hort Innovation,
– Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC),
– FMC Australasia and the AgriFutures Emerging Industries,
– Honeybee and Pollination, and
– Agrifood Innovation Programs.

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