Republished from the Northern Argus
The Hart Field-Site Group has welcomed Dylan Bruce as its new regional intern in applied grains research.
Almost back on home turf, Dylan grew up on a farm at Andrews before undertaking an agricultural science degree at The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, and completing an honours degree last year.
Dylan said he was looking forward to getting stuck into the role which will see him working with the Hart Field-Site Group and SARDI for the next 12 months across a wide range of research projects.
As part of the internship – funded by Hart, the South Australian Grains Industry Trust and South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) – Dylan will be based in Clare but will also spend four weeks working with SARDI at the Waite campus.
Hart Field-Site Group’s new 2017 regional intern Dylan Bruce, with outgoing intern Rochelle Wheaton.
“This internship offers me an abundance of networking opportunities, the chance to build relationships with professionals in the industry and an insight into a wide variety of research across the industry,” Dylan said.
“It will boost my professional experience and my skill set, building on what I’ve already gained at university and through work experience in the field and really build on my knowledge.
“I’m looking forward to working with Hart, as well as SARDI, in applied grains research.”
Outgoing 2016 regional intern Rochelle Wheaton said the experience had been an excellent start to her career, providing networking opportunities as well as other experiences such as personal skills building, all with the excellent support of the Hart Field-Site Group board behind her.
“It introduced me to the possibility of employment with farmer driven research organisations like Hart,” she said.
“It also opened up a lot of other possible career paths too due to my network expanding to include a range of other sectors including agronomists, chemical representatives, plant breeding companies etc.
“I’d highly recommend the Hart internship to any recent graduate looking to expand their knowledge within the grains research industry.”