The 2020 AgriEducate Essay Competition Compilation is here!

Last week we announced the winners of our 2020 AgriEducate Essay Competition. University students from around the country wrote about some of the biggest challenges agriculture faces and offered ideas for how their chosen field of study could contribute to creating a brighter future for our food and fibre industry.

To say we were blown away is an understatement. Check out some of the best entries that discuss a range of topics including native grains, right to repair, Murray Darling Basin water policy, funding models and trust in Australian agriculture, to name a few.

You can download the 2020 AgriEducate Essay Compilation or click on the image above. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have!

Science Category

First
Juliet Garland, University of Sydney | The Potential for Upcycling Brewers’ Spent Grain as a Functional Food Ingredient in Human Foodstuff – The Importance of the Role of Food Science in Overcoming Food Insecurity

Second
Josie Clarke, University of Sydney | Water Woes: producing more with less

Third
Lianna Sliwczynski, LaTrobe University | Kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra) integration with wheat crops in Victoria

Engineering Category

First
James Elphick, University of Southern Queensland | Machinery maintenance and the right to repair

Second
Dylan Sanusi-Goh, University of New South Wales | Optimising analytical imaging and sensing techniques to improve viticulture outcomes across the Australian Wine industry

Third
Cameron Leckie, University of Southern Queensland | Agriculture in a liquid fuel constrained world

Law, Arts and Social Science Category

First
Jemima Morgan, University of Sydney | The development of agri-funding models in Australia and the utilisation of the personal property securities register as a mechanism of securing loans

Second
Jack Redman, University of New England| How education can help combat the effects of agricultural fake-news

Third
Courtney Nelson, Australian National University | Creating trust in agriculture

Business Category

First
Molly Young, University of Sydney | Importance and Role of Strategic Business Decisions in Ensuring Success in the Food and Agribusiness Sector

Second
Kate Smith, University of New England | Australian agriculture and the constraints of water law in the Murray Darling Basin

Third
Mounika Naramdasu, LaTrobe University | Challenges of Agriculture and Food Security in Victoria

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