Longerenong College open day a success 

LONGERENONG College development officer Donna Winfield said the college's annual open day on Sunday attracted more than 300 prospective students and their parents.

Ms Winfield said the turnout was fantastic.

"There is such a buzz in the community, but certainly at the college, about Bayer CropScience's $14-million investment to build a grains and oil seeds breeding facility here," she said.

"Many prospective students are conscious about the opportunities that the investment may present for them.

"Having a world-class grains and oil seeds breeding facility will place the Wimmera and Mallee at the forefront of research and development in dryland broadacre cropping.

"This significant investment will also place the college in good stead as it applies for funding to upgrade areas of the campus, such as student accommodation."

Ms Winfield said students had travelled from across Victoria and interstate, including New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania, to attend the open day.

"Students spoke to staff and current students about the courses on offer, looked at the farm and the college campus and had the opportunity to see our show steers on display," she said.

"It was a wonderful day and we were fortunate to have fantastic weather."

Ms Winfield said the college would host a second open day from 10am on Friday, November 30.

She said people could visit www.longy.com.au or call 5362 2222 for more information.

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