Victorian Farmers Federation Wimmera branch tours Longerenong College

WIMMERA farmers have toured Longerenong College to get a better understanding of the school.

Victorian Farmers Federation Wimmera branch president Daniel Keam said branch representatives visited the college last week.

“It was quite an eye opener for everyone – it was a great experience,” he said.

“We were able to see all the renovations they have done out there, especially with the student accommodation.

“The new rooms definitely make the college more attractive to potential students.”

The Victorian Farmers Federation gives out scholarships to college students, so the branch members were able to meet scholarship winners Laura Forward and Kane Mason.

“We did a bus tour around the college and saw what they do, including the show steers they have there ready for the Melbourne Show,” Mr Keam said.

He said it was also a great opportunity for branch members to mingle with students.

“We spoke to first year students and had tea out there with them,” he said.

“We asked the students about why they wanted to study agriculture and it was great to hear what they wanted to do in the future.”

Mr Keam said the tour was something the branch would do again in the future.

“It’s an idea we’ve had for the past 12 months but we never got around to doing it,” he said.

“A few students stayed around for our regular meeting, which was good and helps us raise awareness of what the Victorian Farmers Federation does.”