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Published: 29 Aug 2019

Daniel Bosveld

Growing up on a hobby farm gave Daniel Bosveld a keen interest in agriculture. At school he found himself being pulled towards science. Now he has combined both his interests.

Daniel is studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in his second year.

"I'm finding it quite exciting, it's all very new to me," says Daniel.

Daniel won the Neale Edwards Scholarship for Agricultural Science or Forestry this year.

With an outstanding application and academic merit from his first year at University, he was awarded this scholarship.

"It gives me an opportunity to spend my holidays visiting farms and getting work experience in agriculture, rather than having to spend the holidays working," says Daniel.

While Daniel is in the second year of his degree, he is also looking into the future. Daniel took on work experience at Roberts in semester break, looking at their beef industry up in the North-West of the State.

“It was an amazing opportunity to get practical experience out in the field,” says Daniel.

It is encouraged by the University to seek out work experience to gain practical knowledge of agriculture and agricultural practices outside of the classroom.

"My degree has good job opportunities and I'm really looking forward to working in the agricultural sector and being able to make a difference."

This article was written by University of Tasmania journalism student, Andre Abrego.