Turner explores agricultural pathway

AG: Emma Turner's passion for agriculture and livestock in particular stemmed from her own family's farm just outside of Port Lincoln.
AG: Emma Turner's passion for agriculture and livestock in particular stemmed from her own family's farm just outside of Port Lincoln.

Local student Emma Turner has taken the next step in her dream to becoming a steer breeder by securing a Food and Fibre Industry Scholarship

The Navigator College student was one of 21 students chosen from years 10 to 12 to explore opportunities in agricultural sciences, food production, plant science, livestock nutrition and animal genetics.

The four-day camp in Adelaide's metropolitan and regional areas visited a range of agricultural industries in the region including the Princess Royal Station and Newbold Sheep Studs.

The year 12 student said one of her favourite stops was the University of Adelaide Roseworthy Agricultural campus.

Emma said she had to travel the furthest to get to the camp, but was grateful for the opportunity.

"When I was younger I was interested in animals such as horses," she said.

"My aim is to go into producing livestock by looking at breeding and nutrition, and possibly agronomy."

She said her hospitality teacher, Sonia Ford, told her about the scholarship opportunity and she applied.

"Without her I wouldn't have found out about it," she said.

"I'd encourage others to apply, it's good to have an opportunity to see all the different technologies they are using over in Adelaide."