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AgLife: Farmer wins scholarship

A Buloke Shire farmer has received a scholarship of up to $10,000 from the State Government as part of a $125,000 Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships program.

Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford congratulated Joseph Watts of Slaty Creek, included in the fifth round of scholarships at an awards ceremony at Parliament House.

Upskill and Invest Young Farmer Scholarships are valued up to $10,000 a farmer – with $5000 to develop skills through training and study in areas such as farm management, financial literacy, product development or innovative farming techniques and making sure the next generation of leaders are developing world-class skills.

After completing studies, recipients are eligible for an additional funding boost of up to $5000 to invest on-farm or in professional development – putting their new skills into practice and boosting their businesses.

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Mr Watts is set to take on the cropping side of the family business in the future. He will study a Diploma of Agronomy to develop technical and applied skills to enhance cropping production and performance.

Applications for 2020 scholarships will open in mid-2020, with more information available online at

The entire December 18, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire December 18,, 2019 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!