Two WA Colleges of Agriculture students have been rewarded for their passion and commitment to the wool and sheep industries.
Agriculture and Food Minister Kim Chance today presented the 2008 WoolPro in Schools scholarships to Hayden Harries (Harvey) and Clare Beech (Denmark).
“The winners received $1,000 to help with the cost of school fees and will undertake work experience later this year at the Department of Agriculture and Food in Albany,” Mr Chance said.
“Applicants had to submit a written application with support from teachers and referees. They were assessed in terms of attitude, performance and commitment to education and the sheep and wool industry.“
The Minister said Hayden and Clare both demonstrated a keen interest in and knowledge of the sheep and wool industries, and were both already actively working within the industry.
“Hayden, who comes from Elgin, it already looking to set up his own white dorper stud. He also regularly participates in sheep judging and exhibiting and is a member of the Busselton Agricultural Society,” he said.
“Clare comes from a family farm at Cranbrook and has been involved in the running of the farm from a young age. She is aiming to continue her education at Muresk and return to the family farming business.”
Mr Chance said WoolPro in Schools was an initiative of the Department of Agriculture and Food, which aimed to provide the Colleges of Agriculture and high schools with up-to-date, relevant information and resources for the sheep and wool industry.
“The program helps to guide students towards best practice sheep and wool management within their school, home and industry environments,” the Minister said.
“It also actively promotes career opportunities for working in the agricultural industry.”
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