Australian Dairy Conference

Young Dairy Scientist Communication Award

The Australian Dairy Conference Young Dairy Scientist Communication Award aims to be the most prestigious and esteemed award for young dairy scientists. 

The competition has been a long running part of ADC conferences, but after a break from the program over the last two years,  ADC brought the initiative back to the 2017 program with a fresh face and a highly desirable prize.  

The Young Scientist session is always highly commended and sought after by our delegates, who are information seekers and have an appetite for learning about new technologies and research within the dairy industry.

The award is aimed at early-stage career scientists, and nominees must have completed a recognized unit of study within the past five years.

The finalists of the Young Dairy Scientist Award are required to:

  • Prepare an article for submission to the Australian Dairy Farmers Journal (a copy of this will be printed in the conference proceedings)
  • Prepare something to display for presentation to delegates at the ADC event. 
  • Prepare and deliver a six-minute powerpoint presentation at the conference
  • Attend the conference Gala dinner where the winner will be announced

Each finalist will be given a complimentary full conference registration to attend ADC in Melbourne plus a travel allowance.  


The 2018 ADC Young Dairy Scientist Award is proudly sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.


Winner of the 2018 Dow AgroSciences Young Dairy Scientist CommunicationAward

At ADC 2018 Melbourne, Alison Hall from the Tasmania Institute of Agriculture was awarded the Young Dairy Scientist Communication Award Winner.

Alison is a PhD candidate with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), based at the University of Tasmania. Alison’s PhD aims to investigate what pasture management tools and technology are currently being used on Tasmanian dairy farms; to understand what factors have driven the decision making behind tool and technology use and implementation, and to understand what factors influence engagement with extension activities.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Alison worked as a Dairy Industry Extension and Development Officer for four years with TIA, developing an interest in pasture management, business management, and farmer decision making.

Congratulations Alison and the 2018 finalists:

  • Min Wang, LaTrobe University & DairyBio
  • Beth Scott, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Ruchika Perera, University of Melbourne
  • Paula Giraldo, University of Melbourne 
  • Pablo Alvarez, Universirty of Melbourne






































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