Alvan Blanch Australia invests in new scholarships, Riverine Plains Innovation Conference

Alvan Blanch Australia invests in new scholarships, Riverine Plains Innovation Conference

Riverine Plains is excited to announce a new partnership with Alvan Blanch Australia. The partnership includes two new scholarships which aim to attract and encourage people into agriculture in the Riverine Plains region.

The new scholarships are unique for Riverine Plains because they support people from a non-farming background to consider agriculture as a career. They are designed to encourage students with an interest in engineering or crop production, to bring their knowledge and skills to the Riverine Plains region post-study.

Riverine Plains is thrilled that Alvan Blanch Australia, who are most well known in the region for their supply of grain drying equipment to farmers, are investing in the young people who will one day help farmers innovate and improve their businesses.

Two scholarships are being offered by Alvan Blanch Australia, which both include a $5000 bursary as well as work experience and mentoring opportunities. Engineering students majoring in agricultural or mechanical engineering, as well as agriculture students interested in crop production, are eligible to apply.

Alvan Blanch Australia Director, Jim Duncan, explained that the company was keen to encourage young people into the industry that they have worked in for so many years and gained so much satisfaction from.

”Young people are the future of farming and we need to ensure we keep talent in the community through nurturing, mentoring and training to ensure that knowledge is grown and experience gained,” said Mr Duncan.

Alvan Blanch Australia will also be a Platinum Partner for the Riverine Plains 2023 Innovation Conference, to be held on 26 July, 2023. The Conference theme is “Putting farmers first – driving decisions using data” and will have a focus on ag-tech and carbon.

Applications for the Alvan Blanch Australia Scholarships, along with the Hanrahan Family, Corteva AgriScience and Uncle Tobys Scholarships, are open from 22 March–22 June 2023. More information is available from

More information about the Innovation Conference will also shortly be available from .

Organisations interested in partnering with Riverine Plains to provide a scholarship opportunity are invited to contact Catherine Marriott on 03 5744 1713.