We are proud to announce that the first recipient of the Align Farms Agriculture Scholarship is Emma Blom!

The scholarship covers one year’s worth of tuition for a student enrolled in a Food and Fibre related undergraduate program.

Emma grew up in rural Southland and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Environment and Society at Lincoln University. She is passionate about agriculture and celebrates the products, people and environments that comprise our primary industry sector. She is motivated to continuously improve food quality within New Zealand and is eager to learn from other agriculture nations. She has recently completed a Lincoln commerce paper overseas focusing on the import and export opportunities with New Zealand primary products in the South Korean market.

She is actively involved in the industry and with her family’s dairy farm down south. She has attended a wide array of conferences and is on the organising committee for Generation Change (Part of the Agri-Women’s Development Trust).

We had many amazing applicants, but Emma’s passion and active and diverse involvement in the agriculture industry made her a stand-out candidate. We believe Emma has a bright future ahead and we are pleased to support her in her journey.