Pictured above are Norwood Human Resources Manager, Paula McKenzie with first-year agriculture students Jazmine Burgess, Maddison Carrick and Georgia Henstock, after receiving their Norwood Undergraduate Scholarships.
Over the past 70 years, Norwood has played a vital role in shaping the agricultural industry by supplying globally leading farm machinery and innovative technology to farmers and growers throughout New Zealand.
Norwood is proud to be supporting the future of farming, with the newly established Norwood Undergraduate Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to ambitious students undertaking a full-time undergraduate degree in agriculture and horticulture at Massey University.
The Norwood Undergraduate Scholarship is valued at $5000 and will be awarded annually, with preference being given to students in their first year of study. Applicants need to write a short 200-word essay outlining how they will endeavour to contribute to the future of agriculture and horticulture within their career, and a recommendation will be given based on academic achievement.
This year, the quality of applicants was outstanding which made it that much tougher for Norwood to choose a top three.
About this year’s scholarship winners:
The agricultural industry has always appealed to Maddison. Maddison grew up on a farm in Waverly, South Taranaki where she helped with raising calves and looking after a few sheep. As Maddison grew older this progressed to working on the nearby dairy farm relief milking. Maddison continued with her passion for agriculture at New Plymouth Girls High School where she gained the National Certificate in Primary Industries. Agriculture has always been a part of Maddison’s life and she is excited to focus on this at University.
Jazmine lives on a sheep and beef farm that has been in her family for over 100 years. Jazmine’s Maori heritage has seen her involved in this culture and community within Gisborne where she grew up. Jazmine’s core values are respect, resilience, attitude and community. She is family orientated and believes in the connection to your home, people and place of belonging. Jazmine is very passionate about the environment. She knows that she wants to help find solutions to problems involving agriculture and the environment, as growing up on a farm has given her a personal connection to the land and the people who work it. This is why Jazmine is studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Massey University.
Georgia has had a passion for the outdoors from a very young age, which escalated to her owning her own horse (after years of pestering her parents) and working on both kiwifruit and lifestyle farms within the Bay of Plenty region. Georgia’s years at Pony Club have developed her interest in the science behind nutrition and pasture management of grazing animals. Georgia takes great pride in understanding through her equine studies, and practical experience of caring for her own horse, the real importance of nutrition. This has led Georgia to follow her interest and study agricultural science as she believes nutrition is a very important step towards gaining the best out of livestock, to ensure quality produce and economic sustainability.
Georgia believes New Zealand’s agricultural industry is a growing innovative industry that she would love to become a part of and apply knowledge from her studies at Massey University.
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