veski sustainable agriculture fellows

Inaugural veski sustainable agriculture fellows

The inaugural veski sustainable agriculture fellows funded in 2015 with the support of a one-off generous philanthropic gift from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts are;

  • Victorian Dr Pangzhen Zhang from The University of Melbourne who is developing a ‘pepper’ map to define the distinctiveness of Victorian wine; 
  • Università di Bologna’s Professor Luca Corelli Grappadelli who will be paired with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR) and industry collaborators to determine the viability of pear varieties for Asian markets.

Read about the announcement of the two inaugural fellowships

2017 veski sustainable agriculture fellows

In 2017 two further veski sustainable agriculture fellows were announced at an event on 11 December 2017 by the Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business & Innovation, Frank McGuire MP;

  • Dr Kristy DiGiacomo who is focusing on solving two key challenges facing the environment; pollution caused by the breakdown of food waste and the pollution caused by growing traditional crops to feed livestock
  • Dr Terry Griffin, Cropping Systems Economist at Kansas State University, who is working with Birchip Cropping Group on 'Connectivity, Capability and Trust: Breaking down barriers for farming to create value from data sets'.

Read about the announcement of the 2017 veski sustainable agriculture fellows.

 

For further information regarding this fellowship program please click here,

 

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