“I believe that agriculture and business go hand in hand, and believe that this degree will set solid foundations for a successful career in agriculture.”
My name is Andrew Gray and I am studying a Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Business at the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales.
Growing up on a property in the small town of Echunga, in the Adelaide Hills South Australia, I have always had a keen interest for agriculture. This pursuit for a career in agriculture has created valuable guidance and an ability to be involved in many agricultural programs aimed at young people who have an interest for the land.
Two years ago, I began studying at the University of New England in the Northern Tablelands of NSW, located within the regional city of Armidale. While this was a huge move for me geographically, it has broadened my experiences and knowledge of the vast array of agricultural systems we have here in Australia. I believe that agriculture and business go hand in hand, and believe that this degree will set solid foundations for a successful career in agriculture.
My primary interest area lies within agricultural management and especially the intensive production systems that are constantly adapting to new technologies and ways to enhance production, such as the dairy industry. I hope to use this scholarship to explore my interest area in new agricultural technologies are how these can help combat global issues such as global warming and food security.
I am really excited to meet current scholars and the extensive network of AgriFutures Horizon Alumni who are making big waves in Australian agriculture in a diverse range of agricultural industries. I am also excited by the personal and professional development workshops which AgriFutures facilitates and the opportunity to discuss the big issues in agriculture and importantly the role which Australia will play in global food security and sustainability.