Media Release: Marcus Oldham College to support Airlie and the Farm Table

Media Release: Marcus Oldham College to support Airlie and the Farm Table

Tuesday November 7, 2011

Launching on November 9, the Farm Table is proudly sponsored by Marcus Oldham College, who are leading the way in educating the next generation of farm and agribusiness managers and leaders.

Image: Marcus Oldham students inspecting a crop during a study tour. The course is delivered using case studies, industry visits, practical demonstrations and experiential learning along with a strong systems thinking based curriculum.

Marcus Oldham College is Australia’s only independent agricultural and equine business management college and has a strong reputation both nationally and internationally.

Marcus Oldham is focussed on advancing agriculture through education and is proud to support the Farm Table. Dr Simon Livingstone, Principal of Marcus Oldham College, stated, “With agriculture becoming increasingly complex, it is important that farmers have a reliable online resource helping sift through the extensive library of digital content.”

Image: Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) students Jose Webb and Oliver Vidor at Marcus Oldham College. (Image: Courtesy Reg Ryan)

“We congratulate Airlie on her entrepreneurial thinking and the hard work she has dedicated to developing the Farm Table. Marcus Oldham looks forward to seeing the Farm Table become an important community resource of further learning,” Dr Livingstone continued.

Airlie Trescowthick, founder of the Farm Table, is incredibly proud to have the support of Marcus Oldham College.

“Marcus Oldham are leaders in their field and having had many industry leaders that I look up to, as well as many peers and friends, having gone through the college, I understand it is a special place and a leader in agricultural education. Their emphasis on business management and experiential learning is cultivating the next generation of farm and business leaders and I am proud to be associated with the College.”

“I hope the Farm Table not only supports the learning journey of future and current Marcus students, but also for their alumni across Australia,” stated Airlie.

Please visit www.farmtable.com.au to register for the launch event.

For more information, contact Airlie Trescowthick (Farm Table – airlie@farmtable.com.au) or Sophie Sutherland (Marcus Oldham College – sutherland@marcusoldham.vic.edu.au)

Airlie Landale

Airlie Landale is an Agricultural Economist and Independent Consultant at Landale Rural who works part time on her family farm out of Deniliquin. With a background in commercial business, farming and corporate agriculture and a passion for the Australian agricultural industry. Prior to Farm Table Airlie worked at Macquarie Bank as an Agricultural Business Analyst and was named as a ‘Tomorrow Maker’ by the AMP Foundation. As well as this Airlie was NSW Rural Young Achiever of the year.

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