NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) research agronomist Dr Felicity Harris has won the 2017 Young Agronomist Award presented at the Australian Society of Agronomy Conference in Ballarat.
In terms of gender balance in agricultural education the scales have tipped but more is needed to support women in the workforce, says Charles Sturt University (CSU) Emeritus Professor Jim Pratley.
Queensland women in agriculture are encouraged to enter the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, for a chance to win a $10,000 project bursary.
Sydney-sider Lauren Adler was so keen on agriculture that she studied it by distance education and then changed schools in Year 11 to a school which offered HSC agriculture and had a farm.
A renowned Australian scientist with more than 25 years’ experience in plant disease, biosecurity and microbiology has been appointed the director of the national Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI).
Sugar Research Australia (SRA) has announced the appointment of new Adoption Officers, Ms Tracy Hay, based at Meringa, and Ms Carol-Anne Norris, based at Mackay.