Further ABIF Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course Scholarships announced

ABIF today announced the awarding of several more scholarships to nominees from the beef industry to attend the 2012 Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course at the Geelong campus of the College.

The Centralian Beef Breeders Association ABIF Scholarship, jointly sponsored by Territory Rural McPherson and Fairfax Agricultural Media has been awarded to Peter Raleigh who works with S.Kidman &Co at the 10,200 Sq. Km Brunchilly/ Helen Springs Station on the Barkly Tablelands in the Northern Territory.

The Yarram Park ABIF scholarship sponsored by Yarram Park Herefords has been awarded to Marc Greening of Injemira Beef Genetics, Book Book NSW.  Marc was the NSW Farmers “Young Farmer of the Year” competition in 2011, and is a Director of Herefords Australia Limited.

“We are particularly pleased to be able to announce these two scholarships today” ABIF Chairman Frank Archer said. “The Centralian Beef Breeders Association has embraced the concept of this scholarship with great enthusiasm and commitment and we are very pleased that Peter Raleigh is able to take up the opportunity. The awarding of the scholarship to Marc Greening reengages ABIF with Herefords Australia and we look forward to renewing our relationship with this important component of the beef industry.”

Mr Archer acknowledged the importance of the relationship that ABIF enjoys with its sponsors in establishing these scholarships. “The partnerships with Fairfax Agricultural Media, Yarram Park Herefords, the Centralian Beef Breeders Association and Territory Rural McPherson are instrumental in our ability to ‘Inspire Beef Industry Careers’ by providing opportunities for young people to be able to attend such outstanding programs” he said.

Pictured below are:-

left: Marc Greening Yarram Park & ABIF Scholar

right: Peter Raleigh CBBA & ABIF Scholar