APPLICATIONS close later this month for one of 25 places in Woolworths Agricultural Business Scholarship Programme, held in the retailer’s national support office in Sydney. Open to young Kiwi farmers, graziers, station managers, students and agronomists, the scholarship programme is an industry supported course that provides a rare insight into all aspects of the food chain from the producer to the supermarket. Now in its sixth year, the 12 day course offers participants the chance to gain a broad practical and academic perspective on the business of agriculture from key researchers and Woolworths business leaders.
Countdown’s Managing Director, Dave Chambers, says the course aims to give the next generation of agriculturalists in New Zealandand Australia the best possible start to their careers and encourage more young people to get involved in the industry.
“We’re passionate about food and want to help foster the growth of the industry with our next generation. The scholarship aims to provide budding young agriculturalists the next step in their career and give a unique insight into the broader agriculture industry. It’s been great the New Zealanders have participated in the past and we hope to have Kiwi applicants as part of the programme again this year,” says Chambers.