‘Down Under’ farming candidate sought

Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) is looking for a young farmer or someone involved in farming to attend an international conference in Australia in October.

Tuesday, 10th June 2014, 4:48 pm

The Wooler-based society is looking for someone under 40 years old who “has the potential to contribute to the long term face of agriculture in the region, the country and the Commonwealth” to represent it at the 26th Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth’s (RASC) Common Agricultural

Conference in Brisbane from 21 to 24 October.

The successful candidate “will get an in depth look at the issues facing primary production in South-East Queensland in the farming and agricultural industry, and the challenges and opportunities for agricultural shows, with seminars from expert speakers” says the society.

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Also attending will be President of the RASC Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

In 2012 Matthew Frater of Boulmer Hall Farm attended the biennial conference in Zambia for GAS.

He said:“It truly was a fantastic networking opportunity and it demonstrated to me the diversity of the agricultural industry, and the opportunities it has for young people.

“I would urge any young person involved in the agriculture industry in the area to seize this opportunity from the GAS with both hands. It is with thanks to them that I was able to witness and take part in the conference, and what turned out to be an experience of a lifetime.”

A scholarship available from the GAS is available to provide a £500 contribution towards the chosen

delegate, with the best candidate for the conference supported through the process of obtaining

any necessary further funding.

Anyone interested should contact GAS at [email protected] Nominations close on June 20.