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2014 Scholarship Grant Recipients

Agricultural Study Grants

In 2014 the Northland Field Days Committee offered agricultural students who were from Northland and are studying agricultural-based programmes at any recognised tertiary provider an Agricultural Scholarship of up to $2,000. The applications received were all amazing and it was extremely difficult to narrow down the applicants however the Committee felt that the following students deserved our assistance in their journey:

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CELIA HUTCHINSON – Bachelor of Agriculture Commerce, Lincoln University

“Like many other young people, until I investigated study options further, I believed that agriculture meant “just being a farmer”. While I loved living on a farm growing up, I realised that being a farmer was not the right career for me, however the scientific and problem solving side of the agricultural sector is of great interest to me and I am driven to find solutions to the issues of producing food in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way….”

CONNOR EDWARDS - Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Lincoln University

CONNOR EDWARDS – Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Lincoln University

“I have had a passion for the farming sector from a very young age and I enjoy working in the agricultural industry. I believe a career in agricultural science and being a contributor to the enhancement of NZ Farming will be very rewarding…”

JOHN-KURT BURNETT - Certificate in Agriculture and Diploma in Agriculture, Telford a division of Lincoln University

JOHN-KURT BURNETT – Certificate in Agriculture and Diploma in Agriculture, Telford a division of Lincoln University

“Ever since I was a young lad, I was with my Dad and Granddad on farms helping out where I could and peering over their shoulders as they worked. I have an absolute love and passion for the agricultural industry and this is where my future lies…”

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SAM MOSCRIP – Bachelor of Agriculture Commerce, Lincoln University

“I come from a farming background and am passionate about all aspects of farming including the growth potential in the industry. By furthering my knowledge, I will then be able to have a more positive influence on the industry in my chosen career….”

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HEMOATA KAPA – Certificate in Level 3 in Sheep and Beef at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, Palmerston North

“I love working with animals, doing outside hands-on work and learning more about farming. I grew up on a farm, spending most of my life with Grandfather on his farm in Matawaia and I have also helped out my Father, where possible, on Mangatoa Station where he is the Stock Manager. I have had lots of hands-on experience but also understand that to be truly successful in farming, I also need a bit of study under my belt too…”

HEIDI VAN NOORT - Diploma of Agriculture at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre in Masterton

HEIDI VAN NOORT – Diploma of Agriculture at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre in Masterton

“I know the agricultural industry is the sector I want to study in because I am passionate about farming. I am excited to further my knowledge and become one step closer to my biggest goal of owning my own dairy farm…”

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ALANAH VINSON – Bachelor of Management Studies at the University of Waikato majoring in agribusiness and supply chain management

“Growing up on a retired dairy farm at Whangarei Heads I have always been exposed to the rural lifestyle and the perks involved with being a rural country kid. Prior to entering tertiary education, I was oblivious to the range of opportunities within the agricultural industry so studying agribusiness and supply chain management ensures a broadened job horizon, not limiting me to solely working as a farm assistant but exposes the management opportunities that exist in the industry …”