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Jock Graham

Nuffield Australia 2015 Scholarship winner

 
Jock Graham, from Coolac in NSW, received a Nuffield Scholarship supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. He studied communication technology solutions for farm enterprises.

Jock works in his family’s mixed farming enterprise, consisting of 1000-head of Angus cattle, 5000 Merino ewes and a 1000-hectare rotational cropping program. The operation covers about 3800 hectares of owned and leased land, and also includes a sand quarrying operation and an additional contract cropping operation of over 2500 hectares.

He is also managing director of a start-up farm software company, Farm Apps, which makes mobile device software for smartphones and portable devices to enhance farmer efficiency.

Jock used his scholarship to research new technology solutions available to provide high-speed internet and better communications to rural and regional users.

“I also wanted to encompass technology solutions that improve farming efficiencies across multiple farming enterprises and look at their ongoing costs and associated benefits.

“This is an area which I have been passionate about for years and believe that most farming families and businesses can improve the way they utilise communication technology,” he explains.

Jock visited the USA, England, Japan, Switzerland, Russia and France during his scholarship.

Location: Coolac, New South Wales
Scholarship report: click to view
Returning Scholar presentation: watch video
Returning Scholar profile:
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