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STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRY

CANBERRA

f 8th February 197

NEW EXTENSION FELLOWSHIPS

Fellowships fo r post-graduate work in a g r ic u ltu r a l extension are to

be provided each year through the A u s tra lia n A g ric u ltu ra l Coiincl I.

The aim o f the new awards is to encourage and promote scholarships

and leaderships in the f i e l d o f a g r ic u ltu r a l extension.

The M in is te r fo r Primary Industry, Senator Ken W riedt said a f t e r t h is

week’ s meeting o f the Council in Hobart the fello w sh ip s would provide

o p p o rtu n itie s fo r f u l l - t i m e post-graduate tr a in in g o r research e it h e r

in A u s tra lia o r overseas. They wi l l be a v a i l a b l e in th e g eneral a rea

o f e x te n s io n and a ls o in r e la t e d f i e l d s l i k e ru ra l s o c io lo g y and

ru r a l economics and communications.

S enator W rie d t s a id t h a t th e fe llo w s h ip s w iI I be open t o anybody working

in a g r i c u l t u r a l e xten s io n . . . in a d m in is t r a t i o n , t r a i n i n g , re s e a rc h oir

in the f i e l d .

I t is p o s s ib le , th e M in is te r , added, t h a t i n i t i a l awards w i l l be

o f f e r e d b e fo re th e end o f t h i s f i n a n c i a l y e a r.