St Mark's student wins agribusiness award

Brian O’Grady, regional agri-business manager of South Australia, left, Paul Matthews, agricultural teacher, Cameron Lindner, recipient of the NAB Award and Rachel Bishop, agribusiness manager at Clare and former 
St Mark’s student.
Brian O’Grady, regional agri-business manager of South Australia, left, Paul Matthews, agricultural teacher, Cameron Lindner, recipient of the NAB Award and Rachel Bishop, agribusiness manager at Clare and former St Mark’s student.

St Mark's College Year 11 student, Cameron Lindner, has received the National Australia Bank Agribusiness Award of $250 to encourage him with his future farming efforts.

Cameron lives on Bungunnia Station with his family near Morgan, but has been boarding at the school for the past two years.

He said he “wasn’t really expecting it”, but his teacher has no doubt he deserved the award.

“The award is given to students who display a high level of skill, application, knowledge and understanding with school based Industry level courses,” said Paul Matthews who is Cameron’s agricultural teacher.

“Cameron is an extremely enthusiastic and worthy recipient of the award.”

Cameron has competed for the last two years with the school’s led steer team at the Royal Adelaide Show and has even contributed the this year’s agricultural program at the school.

The school will trade sheep at Cameron’s family’s station and the students will study them to test the effects on varying farming practices such as feed and environment.

This is the eighth year that NAB has given the award to a St Mark’s student with Cameron continuing the tradition of worthy recipients.

“We are proud to continue to support the NAB Vocational Educational Training Award, which is for our future leaders in agribusiness,” said Brian O’Grady, regional agribusiness manager of South Australia.