Lallemand GenAg Future Fund $3,000 Scholarship applications open

Media Release

11 February 2020

Are you a young person working in the fodder industry or studying?

Would you like to contribute to the future of Australia’s growing hay and silage industry?

Do you need $3000 to kick-start your project, or help with educational costs?

If the answers were yes, Lallemand Animal Nutrition and the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) want to hear from you.

“The next generation are the drivers of our industry,” AFIA CEO John McKew said.

“Their skills, knowledge and experience will lead the expanding and developing fodder industry and we want to provide their educational journey with a head-start.”

“Lallemand Animal Nutrition and AFIA see this scholarship as a long-term investment in the industry.”

Fodder producer Cameron Lowe, from Wasleys in the Mid North of South Australia used the money from his 2018 scholarship to travel to China as part of his university course.

Studying a Bachelor of Farm Business Management, he said the tour provided insight into the hay market few growers had ever seen.

“In China, exporters Hay Australia showed us what happens on the ground and at the plant,” Cameron said.

“As a fodder producer, this understanding of the market, customers and the process involved in selling our hay cemented my trust in the industry and its future.”

But the benefits of the scholarship stretched beyond the financial assistance.

“I travelled with Lallemand to regions of Victoria where I learnt about silage production,” Cameron said.

“At home, we produce about 120,000 small squares a year but we are always on the lookout to do something else.”

“Farming these days is about diversity and this opportunity to learn about other parts of the industry gave me the confidence to consider different options on-farm.”

The scholarship is open for those 18-35 years of age (at the time of application) and they must be studying, planning to study or wishing to undertake a specific project to benefit the Australian fodder industry.

The successful applicant will be the individual who has best demonstrated they can make a long-term contribution to the Australian fodder industry and more broadly, Australian agriculture.

Applications must include:

  • Full name
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Telephone contact number (mobile preferred)
  • Resume detailing current and previous work experience including employers, roles and responsibilities
  • Education completed or being undertaken
  • Details of any experience within the Australian fodder industry
  • Contact details of two referees
  • A current photograph
  • A maximum of 400 words describing how you would apply the funds from the Lallemand GenAg Future Fund if you were the successful applicant.  This may comprise a summary of project work that you are undertaking or considering, or it may describe the completion of additional education and how these funds will be used as part of this.

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

Applications can be posted to:

Mr John McKew
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Fodder Industry Association
PO Box 527
Ascot Vale Victoria 3032

Or via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a subject title “2020 Lallemand GenAg Future Fund Application”

Applications for the 2020 Lallemand GenAg Future Fund close on Tuesday June 30, 2020.

Together we can build a sustainable future for the Australian fodder industry.

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