18-year-old Katie Anderson from Yarroweyah has been awarded the coveted Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship at the 2016 Royal Melbourne Show.
Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship offers compelling future development and career opportunities, providing the recipient with a $10,000 travel bursary to visit dairy regions in Asia, New Zealand or the USA.
The scholarship application process includes pre-Show elements of an essay and panel interview, as well as competing in either the All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show or the Dairy Youth Handlers Classic.
Katie, who grew up on her family’s Sun Vale Holstein and Red Holstein stud, has had considerable success competing at International Dairy Week, regional country shows and Royal Shows across the country.
Today Katie was awarded the titles of Supreme Champion Parader and Senior Champion Parader in the Dairy Youth Handlers Classic.
Katie’s sister, Renee, was awarded Reserve Supreme Champion Parader, along with a number of blue ribbons in the All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show.
RASV CEO Mark O’Sullivan said the scholarship gives an emerging dairy industry leader the opportunity to gain insight into global agricultural and food industries.
“RASV has a strong commitment to highlighting career opportunities and promoting future development for youth industry participants,”
“We congratulate Katie and look forward to supporting her in her travels to international dairy regions and retail markets.”
Source: Royal Melbourne Show