Calling emerging dairy scientists


Young dairy scientists are offered the opportunity to pitch their exploratory work to the nation’s leading dairy farmers as part of the Australian Dairy Conference (ADC) Young Dairy Scientist Award in Melbourne, February 2020.

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, the Young Dairy Scientist Award has become an integral part of the annual two-day proceedings and is an esteemed pathway for aspiring early-stage dairy scientists providing an environment to present, discuss and connect with pioneers and innovators of the national dairy industry.

ADC Scientific Director and ‘Young Dairy Scientist Award’ Coordinator Richard Rawnsley said that the initiative provides a ‘competition with a difference’ for many young researchers with a focus on communication as a central part of the Award process.

“The Award which has become a highlight on the annual program is designed to nurture scientific excellence with communication prowess and the young scientists must convince fellow dairy farmers and scientists that their research is soundly based and has exciting implications for the future of the dairy industry,” he said.

Scientists will be judged on their ability to deliver a message that makes their research understandable and relevant to the audience primarily made up of dairy farmers and service providers with a $3,000 travel bursary on offer for the winner to extend their field of study.

For more information regarding entry see Young Dairy Scientist information pack.
Applications are now open and close Friday 1 November 2019.