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Washington Whirlwind

I’m writing these blogs mainly for my own record and benefit, but many have been sharing them and commenting on Facebook. So thank you, I’m glad you find this trip interesting. To find out more about what the Nuffield Scholarship...

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Beginning our Global Focus Program – England

Somewhere over the Atlantic….. I always knew I’d go to the USA one day. But being from Australia I never imagined flying in over the east coast, from London to Washington DC. One financial and political capital to another. But...

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Contemporary Scholars Conference – Days 3 & 4

Day 3 of the CSC was mostly taken up with learning about a large industrial complex situated just out of Reims known as the ‘Industries and Agro-Recourses Cluster’. The complex contains several world-class facilities dedicated to Bio based products and...

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Contemporary Scholars Conference – Day 2

Day 2 opened up with Edwin Van Raalte who is business manager for the Executive Board of the Rabobank Group. His bio stated that he is responsible for ‘developing the international food & Agri strategy (Banking4Food) at Rabobank’ and his presentation was...

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Contemporary Scholars Conference – Day 1

We’re now here in the town of Reims, located in the Champagne region of France for our Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC) which is the gathering of all the Nuffield scholars around the world in 2015. This year there are scholars...

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Rainfall deciles

If you want to sound like you know what you’re talking about when striking up conversation with a farmer some time, try talking about rainfall deciles. What are they you ask? Hopefully this little explanation will make you feel a...

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2014 Season Review – Real Farmer

I’ve started this post over a dozen times in my head. Yet until now I’ve never written it. But 22 hours of flying gives one a chance to reflect over the hectic series of events leading up to me departing...

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All around us

Sometimes during the excitement of learning about a new arrival. Sometimes when looking forward to world travel and learning. Sometimes during the combined rush and yet disappointment of our drought harvest. Sometimes during the hectic silly season we forget and miss the...

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Life Changing

Well I just heard the news today It seems my life is gonna change I closed my eyes, begin to pray Then tears of joy stream down my face Arms Wide Open – Creed. My grandmother asked me a few...