Up-and-coming dairy scientists and consultants have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the United States and learn about the latest dairy science.
Dairy Australia's Dairy Science Travel Grants program for 2019 gave four early career dairy researchers and industry support professionals the chance the learn straight from global experts to further their careers.
Dairy Australia farm profit and capability group manager Peter Johnson said the program was about attracting and retaining the best and brightest to dairy.
"This program gives early career scientists a unique opportunity to build their knowledge and their networks in dairy to forge lifelong careers," Mr Johnson said.
The participants travelled to the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio the world's largest dairy conference featuring the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge science.
The participants then bring the knowledge they gain and apply it to their work back in Australia, strengthening their ability to provide new insights to dairy farmers.
The program is in its fourth year and has already given more than 10 early career students and scientists the tools they need to further develop and build their careers supporting the dairy industry.
To access more information on Dairy Australia's work to provide people already working in the industries with opportunities for development, visit dairyaustralia.com.au/dairycareers.
This story first appeared on Australian Dairyfarmer
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