Born and raised on her family’s beef cattle property on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Elizabeth Argue has been harbouring a growing passion for agriculture and rural communities, encouraged by the young people and women who shape these communities. It is this passion which led to her receiving the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship in 2020.
“In 2018 I commenced a Bachelor of Agriculture and Business majoring in Marketing at University of New England to provide myself with the foundation to build a strong career in which I can positively contribute to growing sustainable, resilient rural communities and become an educated advocate for the industry,” said Elizabeth.
“I am also passionate about education as I see it to be the most valuable tool to advance industries and individuals’ potential. Therefore, by educating myself further in a field I am passionate about, I aspire to effectively share this love with others, particularly young people and open doors for them as others have for me.”
“I have also looked to broaden my horizons by taking every opportunity to travel and experience agriculture across Australia and abroad, from working on an extensive cattle station in Queensland to experiencing life in a rural village along the Mekong river. From these experiences I recognise the essential role agriculture and the resilient individuals within the industry play in developing and providing for communities.”
For Elizabeth, opportunity has never been limited by her gender and she is excited about the prospect of stepping into a career in agriculture as a young woman.
“Growing up as a fourth-generation grazier I was never told I could not do anything my cousins or Dad could do and was always supported to chase whatever dreams I had,” said Elizabeth.