We caught up with Emily to hear about her journey as a Horizon Scholar so far. She is excited to be building networks and exploring a variety of emerging industries.
“I’m excited about the role agriculture will need to play to support increases in population and food security”, said Emily. “This scholarship has been a great opportunity to meet and work with like-minded people. Getting out of my comfort zone, developing my networks and skills will be a great asset to my career into the future”.
Tell us a bit about your background
I grew up on my family’s cattle beef property near Braidwood NSW. After finishing year 12, I travelled to the NT and worked on a cattle station for my gap year. After completing my gap year, I went on to study a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Charles Sturt University.
Growing up I was always super keen to be doing farm work. Mum and Dad always included us in the farm operations and explained what they were doing and why they were doing it. I really think this ignited my passion for life on the land. From a young age, I have always been very passionate about agriculture and in particular beef cattle.
You are now studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Charles Sturt University. What were the driving factors behind your decision to follow this field of study?
I always enjoyed working on Mum and Dad’s beef cattle farm. I think this was because we were so involved from a young age. I was always interested in learning about the work that was happening on the property, it seemed to come naturally. I always had a passion and drive for agriculture.