“After graduating from Denmark Ag I went to Albany Tafe and completed a Cert III in Education Support. I have been lucky enough to get casual work as an Education Assistant at both Denmark and Walpole Primary Schools. I have also been working casually at the Walpole Family Centre, Bow Bridge Roadhouse and for my grandparent’s in their dairy.
In November 2016, I attended a Young Dairy Network Study Tour over to New Zealand, for 10 days. We visited farms, training centres and dairy facilities and saw some of the best NZ dairy farms. The tour was focused on year round grazing systems, herd status and cross breeding, new technologies, share farming and pasture developments. Harvey fresh, Delaval, PGG Wrightson Seeds and Elders support these young farmer tours to maintain young people’s interests in the dairy industry and farming. We were also lucky enough to have down time on the tour to go bungee jumping, shopping and relax.
I still live at Peaceful Bay with my mum, but also spend time in Albany with my brother as I play netball twice a week. I’m lucky to be able to have both homes as it keeps my cost of living down. I have also been on holiday to Bali as well as Cambodia and Laos.
I keep in contact with many of the ex aggies and Hannah Collins who was a year above me also went on the NZ tour.
I think being a graduate from the College has helped me in many ways, fiirstly the certificates I gained, the wide range of skills and the friends I made. Currently I am working towards my Certificate IV in Education Support. I’m doing this externally online to enable me to continue working. The photo above was taken when I was in Laos.”