Young Farming Champions Emma Turner and Hamish McGrath were two of four finalists in the NSW Landmark Merino Scholarship which was announced on 23rd August 2017 at the Merino National held in Dubbo .
To win the scholarship Emma was identified by the judges as epitomising ‘our best, most passionate & committed young “Merino” people.”
Emma received $2000 towards tertiary education tuition, for the purchase of text books or study material.
To be eligible you must be –
- Between 18-28 years of age
- Currently studying a university course or Tafe equivalent full or part time
- Committed to a career in the industry and it’s advancement
- Have a desire to develop skills, knowledge and experience in the agricultural industry
Emma was selected to participate in the Young Farming Champions program in 2014. She has had extensive media and communications training as well as attended workshops where she received consumer and social licence insights.
Emma remains active in the program as an alumni visiting schools yearly as part of The Archibull Prize.
You can follow Emma on Instagram @emma_laurel_ where she has 3,200 followers who enjoy her posts about farming on a 250,000 acre sheep station