We love hearing from former grant recipients and news of where their study has taken them. Adam Dawes was assisted by the Yass CEF in 2000, studying Applied Science in Agriculture at Charles Sturt University in Wagga.
13 years on, Adam is now Assistant Director with the Horticultural Exports Program at the Department of Agriculture in Canberra. He works with fruit and vegetable growers to ensure their products meet overseas quarantine requirements.
Thinking back to 2000, Adam says his grant – and knowing his community was backing him – really made a difference.
Without it, I wouldn’t have been as successful … I would have had to work two or three part-time jobs, instead of one, to cover my expenses.