IN line with Adama's commitment to Australian agriculture to Simply. Grow. Together. Adama Australia have announced they will be looking for Australia's best young agronomist through the inaugural Adama Young Agronomist of the Year Award.
At the launch, Adama's General Manager for marketing Mr Adam Phelan announced that Adama's investment in the next generation of agronomists is even more important than any R&D investment the company is currently making.
"At Adama we take great pride in the investment we are making to bring new innovations and technologies to the Australian market, but without a strong distribution and agronomy network to deliver these innovations to Australia farmers, the potential gains of these may never be realised," Mr Phelan said.
"In our opinion agronomists are the 'unsung' heroes of Australian farming and we want to formally recognise the significant contribution agronomists make to the success of Australia farming. In particular we want to support young agronomists so they continue to grow and take pride in the difference they make as they further their agronomy career."
Each month Rural Business magazine and Adama will profile two young agronomists from around Australia, giving further insight into some of the countries up and coming agronomy talent. Agricultural Appointments, specialist recruiters for agribusinesses, will assist Adama in the selection process by conducting a short questionnaire and ranking the responses. Once nominations close on October 30th, Adama will announce 10 finalists. Finally, a panel comprising farmers, industry leaders, Adama and Agricultural Appointments will choose three winners through an interview and reference check process, with one of these named as the Adama Young Agronomist of the Year. The three winners will be rewarded with an overseas study tour to review international farming practices and agronomic techniques.
The competition is open to any agronomist under the age of 30 (as of February 14th 2015). Nominations can be made by any individual, employee, farmer or peer up until October 30th.
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