Landmark today congratulated Tony Barker from South Riana, Tasmania, on winning Australia’s most prestigious agriculture award, the 2005 Australian Nuffield Scholarship.
Mr Barker is one of thirteen recipients to be awarded a scholarship, which are sponsored by major and primary producers and Australian agribusiness organisations.
The Landmark scholarship, valued at $23,000, was awarded to Mr Barker for his plan to investigate new ways of managing and financing business expansion within the Tasmanian Dairy Goat industry.
Managing Director of AWB Landmark Andrew Lindberg, said the scholarship would give Mr Barker the opportunity to travel internationally to explore global agricultural issues and expand his personal horizons.
“Mr Barker has a clear vision for the future, and I am confident that he will go on to develop new initiatives that add value to the Tasmanian Dairy Goat industry and his local community,” Mr Lindberg said.
“AWB Landmark understands the importance of nurturing small scale emerging industries and as such is very supportive of development of the dairy goat industry in Tasmania.
“This scholarship provides a unique opportunity for young industry leaders to enhance their skills and develop new ideas that will ultimately improve the Australian agricultural industry.
“It is important that we recognise and promote young talented people who are striving to improve and enhance the way we farm in Australia.
“AWB Landmark is proud to be associated with the Australian Nuffield Scholarship program and we congratulate the winners of all the categories,” Mr Lindberg said.
The winners of the Australian scholarships will join an elite group of 1300 scholars from around the world in February to take part in an intensive Global Focus Program.
The program will last for six weeks and involve travel to Australasia, North America and Europe, and will give the scholars an opportunity to investigate agricultural marketing and trade issues in different countries.
Following the initial six week programs scholars will be free to pursue their own specific study programs in countries of their choice.
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