ABIF Awards Seven Scholarships to attend Marcus Oldham Leadership Program

The Australian Beef Industry Foundation has increased the number of scholars that will receive funding to attend the 2013 Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program.

“Sponsorship of our programs by Fairfax Agricultural Media, HV McKay Trust, Future Farmers Network, Territory Rural and Centralian Beef Breeders Association have made it possible to provide additional Scholarships for 2013” ABIF Chairman John Gunthorpe said when announcing the scholarships today.

The ABIF scholars attending Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program this year are:-

HV McKay Trust Scholars – James Beale, Newcastle Waters Station, Northern Territory

                                                       – Ashley Kirk, Rockley Brahman Stud, Rockhampton, Queensland

Fairfax Agricultural Media Scholars – Steven Pocock, Goonoo Feedlot, Comet, Queensland

                                                                           – Steven Batterham, Hagley, Tasmania

Territory Rural/ Centralian Beef Breeders Association Scholar – Kirsty-Lee Fogarty, Palmer Valley Station, NT

Future Farmers Network Scholars – Bronte James, Queensland

                                                                       – Jess Rogers, Queensland

“These seven scholars will join an impressive alumni of young people who have attended the Marcus Oldham Leadership Program and are now making an important contribution to Australia’s agriculture” Mr Gunthorpe said.