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AIA NSW Division Chris Russell Medal of Excellence 2018 and Agribuzz at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Wed 28 Mar 2018 @4:00pm to 8:00pm


This event is an great chance to celebrate excellent young researchers and join a vibrant industry networking event amongst all that the Royal Easter Show offers.

Chris Russell Medal of Excellence (CRMoE)

This prestigious State Award is for undergraduate students who are completing their agriculture, natural resource management and/or animal science studies and are undertaking a research project as part of their studies. NSW Student finalists will deliver presentations . with Chris Russell presenting his insights into his vision of agriculture in to the future.

Farm Writers' Agribuzz at the Royal Easter Show

Farm Writers' Agribuzz at The Show commences at 6.00 pm following the CRMoE talks and award presentations. Agribuzz is a smart casual professional networking event where you mix with leaders in agribusiness. For young professionals and undergraduates it is also an opportunity to mix with potential employers!


The AIA NSW Division gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:

Medal Sponsors: Auscott Limited and Carbon Exchange

Event Sponsors: Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and Farm Writers NSW


Speaker/Instructor Biography:

About Chris Russell AM FAIST

As long standing Fellow of the AIA, Chris was invited to be an integral part of the NSW State Award. He will be presenting his insights to his vision of agriculture into the future, supporting the students who will be the face of agriculture in the years to come.

About the Presenters:

Melanie Carr studied a Bachelor of Natural Science in Food Systems at the Western Sydney University. Melanie's field project studied the impact that community cooking has on meal preparation time, travel, food costs, food waste and packaging waste and social connectedness.

Sam Coggins studied a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours) at The University of Sydney. Sam's research investigated leveraging Terroir to alleviate the cost-price squeeze for Australian farmers.

Marie-France Courtois studied a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at The University of Sydney. Marie-France Courtois' research aimed to determine the effect of soil organic amendments on blueberry plant health.


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