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Feb 23, 2018

Gen Ag Future Fund Available for Young Gun

Feb 23, 2018

Applications are now open for the inaugural Gen Ag Future Fund, a scholarship that aims to foster expertise within the next generation of forage professionals in Australia.

Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition in association with the Australian Fodder Industry Association, the sponsorship will provide up to $3000 per annum to an individual to assist with education or other costs to undertake a project that will benefit the Australian fodder industry.

“The investment supports the development of the Australia’s agricultural youth and parallels Lallemand’s goal of enhancing knowledge and production practices,” says Alex Turney, Country Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Australia.

“As a global leader in natural microbial products, Lallemand is committed to the advancement of Australia’s agriculture industry and we look forward to the submissions to support the future leaders of our industry.”

To enter, individuals must provide a 500-word cover letter describing their proposed study or project, as well as a resume detailing their education, work experience, contact details and referees. To qualify, you must be an Australian citizen aged 18 to 30 years and a current or eligible AFIA member.

Applications close at 5 pm Tuesday, 1 May 2018. Applications will be reviewed by assessment panel comprising AFIA and Lallemand representatives. The winner will be asked to make a presentation to the 2018 National Fodder Conference, which will be held in Adelaide on 29–31 July.

For further details, contact John McKew, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Fodder Industry Association on (03) 9670 0523 or visit

Participation in an interview panel assessment comprising Lallemand and AFIA appointed representatives may be required.