matthew george young stockman award sub-fund
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Matthew George of Stockyard Hill was tragically taken in a car accident in November 2007, at 21 years of age.
Matthew had an absolute love of animals together with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for breeding. Matthew’s dream was to travel overseas to study developments in beef cattle breeding and to bring this knowledge back to Australia to enhance our herds by sharing this knowledge with fellow breeders.
The Matthew George Young Stockman Award was established in September 2008 as a sub-fund of The Ballarat Foundation to allow young breeders, aged 18 to 25 years, the opportunity to live Matthew’s dream.
This award offers a wonderful opportunity annually to one deserving young stockman to travel overseas, to become an ambassador for the industry, to study other beef cattle breeding programs, developments and practises and then to share their new found knowledge to advance the beef cattle industry in Australia.
Matthew’s industry colleagues and friends were instrumental in establishing this award through their generosity along with support from business, both locally and across the country. A fundraising dinner auction was held after Angus judging day at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Show, raising the initial funds to operate the award on an annual basis.
The annual award recipient will be announced at an industry dinner associated with the Royal Melbourne Show.
Through the special powers of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal a Regional Donation Account has been established that allows individuals and business to contribute to this fund by way of tax deductible donations.
The Matthew George Award criteria can be downloaded here
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submission of application
Applications submitted to:
The Ballarat Foundation
PO Box 50
Ballarat VIC 3353
Applications close at close of business on June 30th each year.
click here to download the application form
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