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Churchill Fellowship information session: Agriculture and horticulture



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To inspire your application for the 2023 Churchill Fellowship round, the Churchill Trust, in partnership with our Churchill Fellows, will be delivering virtual information sessions throughout February 2023.

Agriculture and horticulture

​In this session join host Leigh Radford and Churchill Fellows Daniel Brown and Loretta Serafin as they share their Fellowship experiences, impart insights on their fascinating projects and motivate you with what they have achieved since returning to Australia. You will also be able to engage in a live Q&A and gain helpful advice on how to apply.

Meet our host for this session
Leigh Radford is a multi-award winning broadcaster, 'Captain Rural'. He was the Head of all ABC Rural output from 2005 until July 2017 and is a multi-award winning Broadcaster. He is still heard regularly on ABC Radio Adelaide.Leigh has been involved with the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists for the best part of two decades and has represented Australian Agricultural Journalists as an Executive to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) since 2011. He also chairs the IFAJ Broadcast awards and is a member of IFAJ’s Governance committee.

Meet our speakers for this session

Daniel Brown, best known as Dan, is passionate about the Australian dairy industry and enhancing its financial productivity. Dan has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from The University of Queensland and from August 2016 has spent time working his way up from Dairy Manager to Head of Dairy with Moxey Farms Pty Limited.

Dan was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2018 to determine effective nutritional management strategies for BCS in intensively housed dairy farms. You can learn more about Dan here.

Loretta Serafin is a research agronomist in summer grains, leading the Department of Primary Industries northern summer grains research program, out of Tamworth. She is working on a PhD in sorghum agronomy for low rainfall environments.

Loretta was awarded the Swire Group Churchill Fellowship to investigate alternative summer oilseeds (sunflowers, Sesame) for profitable, sustainable crop rotation in North Eastern Australia. You can learn more about Loretta here.

Applying for a Churchill Fellowship

​A Churchill Fellowship is a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas to explore a topic or an issue you are passionate about. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community and in any field or topic of interest.

​To learn more about how you can become a Churchill Fellow, visit our website  Applications open Wednesday 1 March 2023.


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