We would like to congratulate our 2020 College Captain, Toby Fleming, who became one of the seven students to receive a Gardiner Dairy Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to students commencing full time study in 2021 in a field which will benefit dairy communities. Toby will be studying a Bachelor of Agriculture, majoring in Technology, at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW.

At the beginning of Year 12 Toby considered several career options, one of which was becoming an architect. He discovered his passion for dairy farming during the first COVID-19 lockdown as he had more time to help his parents with farming chores at the family dairy farm in Boorcan. Toby saw the daily operations of the farm from a new angle and was intrigued by the conversations with visitors to the farm.

Through his studies and industry experience, Toby is hoping to introduce new approaches and innovations to the dairy farming industry in the future. We are looking forward to hearing all about Toby’s achievements as he embarks on a new chapter of his life.