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Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards 2018

The Agricultural Bureau is pleased to offer the following awards and scholarships in 2018:

The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Young Farmers sponsored by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) provides a $8000 grant to provide farmers (aged 18-40) in South Australia with the opportunity to improve personal and professional skills that will benefit; the rural industry, the individual in their own business or employment, and the sustainability of natural resources.  Recipients are able to; pursue further study, take a study tour or run a special project.

The Rural Youth Bursary sponsored by Primary Industries & Regions SA (PIRSA) is a $5000 grant for rural young people (aged 18-30) working in a rural community in South Australia, to undertake further study or develop a special project, which will ultimately benefit the rural community.  The Rural Youth Bursary is open to applicants employed in any rural capacity and not restricted to primary production.

The Lois Harris Scholarship is a $2000 scholarship for a first year student studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

The Service to Primary Production Award recognises the achievements of people who have provided exceptional service to primary production.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 24th September, 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Awards Coordinator: Janette Ridgway Mobile: 0427 532 338 Email:

Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards 2017

The 2017 Awards Presentation Dinner was held Thursday 12 October 2017 @ Arkaba Hotel at 6.30pm


Sustainable Agricultural Scholarship sponsored by DEWNR
Winner: Tracy Bonython

Rural Youth Bursary sponsored by PIRSA
Winner: Kayla Starkey

Lois Harris Scholarship
Recipient: Bradley Katemis

Services to Primary Production
Recipient: Greg Cock

2017 Spirit of Excellence award winners Tracy Bonython and Kayla Starkey

Left to right: Tracy Bonython, Greg Cock and Kayla Starkey

Photo courtesy of Stock Journal

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