Young Dairy Scientist Award

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

  Aimed at early-stage career scientists, the session forms part of the annual ADC program providing opportunity to showcase new technologies and research to farmer delegates and offering broader exposure for upcoming scientists and their areas of research.

Entry is by application and will open in September 2018.

Full conference registration is complimentary to finalists with the winner receiving a travel bursary to extend their specified area of research.

For more information regarding the Young Scientist Award please contact ADC Scientific Director Richard Rawnsley at Richard.rawnsley@utas.edu.au

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Congratulations to 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
- Alison Hall, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture


Alison Hall - TAS

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.