Tuesday, 19 June 2018 Sydney

Josh Brown is a future leader in agriculture::

The Hodgman Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of the primary industries and is committed to clear education pathways to help grow Tasmania’s agriculture sector.

Congratulations to Josh Brown on being awarded the $12,000 Greenham Tasmania Agritas Scholarship for 2017.

The Tasmanian Agri-Food Plan highlights career pathways, including skills and workforce development, as a key driver for achieving our vision to grow the value of agriculture to $10 billion by 2050.

Josh is the third generation to be raised on his family’s Westbury property and he is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Science with a major in Agricultural Economics at Copenhagen University.

Josh, 26, has already completed a double degree in Commerce and Arts at the University of Tasmania and he represents the new generation of agriculture leaders who will continue to innovate and lift Tasmanian production in future years.

The Tasmanian Government embraces agriculture in education having launched the Tasmanian Agricultural Education Framework; Grow, Make, Protect to give students a clear education pathway that develops a deep understanding of primary industries and the science behind food and fibre production.

It builds on our $450,000 investment into the Agricultural Skills Plan in partnership with the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, and the work of the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural to promote higher education opportunities in agriculture.

The Greenham Tasmanian Scholarship is now in its 14th year and we congratulate Peter Greenham and his family company for re-investing in the future of Tasmanian agriculture.