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Travel overseas with RASV youth bursary

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Travel overseas with RASV youth bursary

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria is supporting the next generation of farmers and agribusiness professionals through the RASV Youth Travel Scholarship.

With up to $10000 on offer, the successful applicant will have the freedom to design their own international education experience, providing an unrivalled opportunity for personal growth.

The bursary is for people aged between 18 and 30, who want to develop their career in the agricultural industry.

To be eligible for the bursary, entries must consist of an essay and interview process, as well as participation in one of the Royal Melbourne Show’s alpaca, beef cattle, sheep or dairy cattle competitions.

Entries close on Thursday, August 1.

■For more information, including the application criteria, visit : www.rasv.com.au/rasv-youth-travel-scholarship/

Young farmers can upskill with generous grant

Young farmers across the region are being called on to apply for a scholarship to help them upskill and further their career.

The Upskill and Invest Young Farmer Scholarship program provides 12 young farmers with funding for training or study, professional development, business planning and other on-farm activities.

Successful applicants can receive up to $10000, with up to $5000 towards study and a further $5000 to invest on-farm or in professional development activities.

To be eligible, applicants must be aged 35 years or under when applications close, be working in a food and fibre farm business in Victoria at least three days per week, and have been doing this work for the past three months or more, have at least two years of total experience on-farm, and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident currently residing in Victoria.

State Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy said the scholarship provided a great opportunity.

‘‘Food and fibre production underpins the wellbeing of rural communities and is crucial in ensuring Victoria’s economy grows strongly and is competitive in the future,’’ Mr McCurdy said.

Applications close on August 9.

■For more information, visit: agriculture.vic.gov.au