Samantha Neumann from Angaston, SA has been awarded the 2017 Semex Angus Youth Kansas State University Scholarship.
Samantha is currently employed by Elders as the E-commerce Co-ordinator in the National Livestock Team based in Adelaide, SA. She is passionate about developing and delivering digital solutions that make producers feel more connected with their markets, and enabling agents to remain relevant and responsive to change.
The Kansas State University Scholarship sponsored by Semex Pty Ltd and the Angus Australia Foundation, provides a young beef cattle enthusiast with the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the prestigious Kansas State University in the United States of America.
The Scholarship is awarded annually and draws a number of quality applicants such as Samantha who wish to further their studies and career in the beef industry.
Beef cattle are a key focus of study and research at Kansas State University. With their own seedstock and commercial herd, feedlot, feed mill, brilliant teaching facilities and staff the university offers an exceptional learning environment.
Samantha will be embark on her journey in 2018 experiencing all things American in the midwestern United States.
‘I’m excited to learn, in any format possible and to see the application of digital agriculture on a larger scale,’ she said.
With Miss Neumann’s experience in her roll at Elders as E-commerce Coordinator, she has gained national industry exposure and will represent Angus Australia well abroad.
‘I will be looking to compare and contrast agricultural practices and livestock marketing, paying particular attention to Australia verses United States of America,’ Samantha said.
‘Previous recipients have spoken so highly of the scholarship and the experiences that that had while on the trip, I can’t wait to create my own highlights reel,’ said Samantha.