Agricultural leadership course cultivates Australian-Mongolian networks

23 Jun 2022

An Australia Awards training program aimed at bolstering women’s leadership in agriculture in Mongolia was recently hosted across The University of Queensland’s St Lucia and Gatton campuses.

The program brought together 20 female agricultural professionals working across government, private, and non-government organisations in the Mongolian agricultural sector.

Associate Professor Joerg Henning organised and delivered many of the teaching activities for the Gatton campus component of the course, and said the program gave participants the opportunity to gain an understanding of the advancements made in agricultural research, development, and business management.

“With access to Gatton’s state-of-the-art farming facilities and laboratories, as well as visits to key agricultural sites in the Darling Downs, participants were able to observe hands-on agriculture research at The University of Queensland,” Dr Henning said.

“They had a chance to visit laboratory and field facilities at UQ’s Gatton Campus and learned from several of our leading researchers and academics from the Faculty of Science and the industry.

“The visits to the Toowoomba Cattle Sale Yard, local integrated livestock and crop producers, and the Awassi cheesery gave participants a glimpse into how the region’s highly productive agricultural sector works as a whole.”

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