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    CAREER MOVE: Longerenong College graduate Caitlin Martin has won a DemoDAIRY Foundation scholarship to further her studies.

AgLife: Farm move inspires dairy interest

It was two years ago that Caitlin Martin got her first taste of dairying; now the 19-year-old is looking at a career in the industry.

Ms Martin has received a DemoDAIRY Foundation scholarship to support her two-year agribusiness degree studies at Longerenong College.

Her interest in pursuing a career in dairy was inspired by her family’s move two years ago from a beef farm near Mortlake to a joint dairy-beef property at Kariah, near Camperdown.

“We now have 1000 acres split between a dairy herd and some Angus beef cattle. This farm had the facilities for dairy so we decided to try that,” she said. 

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While many dairy farmers have gone from dairy to beef over the past decade, Ms Martin is pleased her parents Richard and Kylie bucked the trend. She said the scholarship opportunity, promoted via the Longerenong College website, would alleviate the financial pressures of studying. 

“DemoDAIRY had done a lot in the area in the past so it was a good opportunity as I hope to do something that will benefit the dairy industry in the future,” she said.

Longerenong College will host an open day on Sunday, August 14. 

The entire July 27, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire July 27, 2022 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!