Laura Hollingworth from Deepwater in New South Wales has been awarded the 2015 Semex Angus Youth Kansas State University Scholarship.
Chairman of Angus Australia’s Education Extension and Youth Committee , Brad Gilmour said, “The future of the Angus breed is in good hands. A very impressive group of young applicants presented for the Semex Angus Australia Kansas State University Scholarship. Candidates came from diverse backgrounds ranging from hands-on to research based.”
“Laura Hollingworth was a standout in a strong field, with well-rounded background and knowledge in the beef industry. Laura’s passion for learning through Angus Youth and Future Farmers Network makes her an ideal candidate to benefit from this experience with the knowledge and skills she gains abroad set to benefit all Angus producers.”
Laura is a registered Nurse and Midwife, but is currently a Junior Farm Manager on her family’s property Titibar Pastoral Company at Deepwater. Laura has a passion for breeding cattle as well as training stock horses.
Laura is excited to be given the opportunity to travel to America and study at Kansas State University.
“I am thrilled to be awarded the Semex Angus Youth Kansas State University Scholarship and would like to thank Angus Youth for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity”, Laura said.
Sponsored by Semex Pty Ltd and Angus Australia, the Kansas State Scholarship provides a young beef cattle enthusiast with the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the prestigious Kansas State University in America.
This scholarship represents an amazing opportunity for Laura, as beef cattle are a key focus of study and research at Kansas State University. With their own seed stock and commercial herd, feedlot, feed mill, brilliant teaching facilities and staff, the university offers an exceptional learning environment.