Student lands award
MUNGALLALA girl Emma-Lea Compagnoni is the proud new recipient of the Gus McGown bursary award, earning herself a $5000 education scholarship.
Ms Compagnoni, who is studying a Bachelor of Animal Science, was thrilled to have won the award and says it will give her added encouragement to utilise her studies and apply them to her career.
"I feel honoured to receive the bursary in honour of Gus McGown,” she said.
"It gives me the motivation to come back to the land and use the knowledge and skills that I will have learned at university.
"Being the recipient of this bursary shows that there is support available to young people who want to come back and work in agriculture, while it will also help me deal with the hidden costs that can occur when living away from home.”
The bursary is named after long-time AgForce member and sheep grazier Gus McGown and rewards a student in southern inland Queensland with funding towards tuition fees for an accredited qualification, undergraduate study or post-graduate levels within Australia.
The bursary includes a four-week AgForce internship to provide exposure to agri-political advocacy across project teams, commodities and communications.