Agronomist | Elders | Future Young Leader
James is a passionate agricultural scientist currently studying economics at Murdoch University after completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in agriculture at the University of Western Australia.
He has a strong interest in international agriculture having been awarded the New Colombo Scholarship to study agribusiness in Vietnam in 2017 as well as the Agribusiness Connect Scholarship to study crop physiology in Argentina earlier in 2018.
As a result, James was named a Crawford Conference scholar and able to attend the 2018 Crawford conference at Parliament House with this year’s theme being the food, farming, health nexus.
In addition, James was named as an inaugural David Bedbrook Bursary winner and has used the bursary to complete an artificial insemination course and a practical placement at Lawson Angus Stud. As of December 2018, James will commence full-time employment with Elders as a graduate agronomist.