Steph Frankham from Toowoomba Queensland has been awarded the 2018 Trans-Tasman Exchange scholarship at the 2018 Thomas Foods International Angus Youth Roundup held in Wodonga, Victoria.
Sponsored by New England Travel Centre and Angus Australia Foundation, the Trans-Tasman Exchange Scholarship provides a young beef cattle enthusiast with the chance to spend time in New Zealand and experience how other beef producers are operating in another country.
Ms Frankham has a long relationship with the Angus Youth Roundup, having competed in her very first round up when she was 12 years old and going on to attend at least 10 Roundups.
Her passion has continued on in the beef industry with Ms Frankham going on to be an Angus Youth Ambassador in 2011 and studying a Bachelor of production animal science at University of Queensland Gatton. She also spent some time working for Angus Australia as a Member Services Officer.
Ms Frankham is currently studying a diploma of grain management and working as a Logistics and Quality Manger for Adams Australia Pty Ltd.
When asked about her reasons motivating her to apply for the Trans-Tasman Exchange Ms Frankham noted that representing Angus Australia and being able to broaden her view on how producers are operating in New Zealand, was a major draw card in applying.
‘I am excited to be given the opportunity from Angus Australia and New England Travel Centre to Travel to New Zealand.,’ she Said
‘The opportunity to view a range of Angus beef operations in a different country is valuable to advancing my knowledge and skillset in the beef industry.
‘I’m also interested in a range of different agricultural industries and advancing my networks with like-minded people in the beef industry that I can learn from while I’m on exchange,’ Ms Frankham added.
Ms Frankham was recognised by Angus Youth Consultative Committee member, James Knight during her award presentation as ‘A commendable young woman who is certainly going places with her career’.
Trans Tasman Exchange winner Steph Frankham – 2018