Isaac Jones, from Campbelltown in NSW, plans to use his Horizon Scholarship supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation, to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture.
Studying a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at the University of Western Sydney, he is particularly interested in how agricultural technology can make food and fibre more accessible around the world.
Isaac had an urban upbringing in Sydney, but his appreciation for agriculture grew when he attended Hurlstone Agricultural High School.
“High school really helped grow my passion for agriculture and I’m hoping I can take that into my career and achieve some beneficial change for the world,” he says.
Isaac holds agriculture in significant regard, explaining that farmers play an essential role in society.
“Agriculture is really what provides everyone with life – we provide food and fibre to people all over the world, and it’s completely necessary.
I really just see such value in being a part of that, helping agriculture to become something great in the world,” he says
The course in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security is providing him with the knowledge needed to achieve these goals.
“I’m really excited about this course, which looks at applying agricultural knowledge to feeding the planet, making resources accessible to people all over the world.
“Importantly, we also need to integrate new technology and research in order to deliver agriculture in a sustainable manner to the whole globe,” he says.
Coupled with his university course, Isaac views the Horizon Scholarship as the perfect opportunity to get a head start professionally.
“The scholarship is truly invaluable; the work placements and professional development experience really sets scholars up so far ahead of everyone else.
“Horizon is going to give me opportunities like no other and my goal is to translate my passion into creating a beneficial and sustainable future in agriculture,” he explains.
Sponsor: Grains Research and Development Corporation