2017 Parent Helper:
"I expected my kids to learn lots and make new friends, but I didn't realise that I would do the same! Thank you to all of the committee, sponsors and presenters for an awesome 3 days of fun and learning."
- Jo Lush
2016 Heiniger Scholar:
"Everything's gone really great with the scholarship, I've used it continuously and still am using it. I worked for a shearing team from November to February during my school break, and have also used the gear at home on our sheep and at school.
I've seeked further on my technique more and am getting better and better every day. I've entered a few local competitions and I've improved on my count each day.
It honestly was the best scholarship I've received and it was truly an honour, I've had so much good use out of it. The gear has definitely been put to good use and will continue to do so."
- Emma Bentley
"Elders being involved in these industry events involving children and young adults is a key part of our business. Not only does it allow us to show the expertise held within the agency business and how it helps farmers but it sows the seed for some to view our business as a future career path. In short sowing the crop for the next generation of Elders employees."
- Chris Howie, Elders National Livestock Manager
"We firstly wanted to encourage young like minded sheep people who wanted to be in the sheep industry, but after seeing and talking to the competitors it was clecar the industry was lacking this kind of event and the opportunities it offered…the sheep and livestock industry needs new and vibrant leaders, this can only come about by being given an opportunity.
- Campbell Lawrie, Lawral Park Prime SAMM Owner & General Manager
“Through a growing commitment to education in the wool industry, AWI were able to empower this grassroots initiative, which the South Australian industry should be congratulated for. The event will naturally feed into our established programs, such as National Merino Challenge and Breeding Leadership, which focus on fostering and educating the new generations of wool industry participants.”
- Emily King, Australian Wool Innovation