Scholarship sends local talent to Silicon Valley

08 Mar 2017 Shepparton Adviser, Shepparton VIC (General News) SHEPPARTON-BASED Agtech professional, Peter Moller is set to travel to Silicon Valley this month to learn about the latest in agricultural technologies and innovation, after the Andrews Labor Government awarded him Food Source Victoria scholarship. Mr Moller works for Rubicon Water and will use the $25,000 scholarship to undertake two training courses including the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Professional Certificate, and a Futures Thinking and Strategy Development Workshop, and will also attend a Silicon Valley Forum Agtech Immersion Program and Agtech conference in California. The California study tour will help Mr Moller define strategies needed to grow Agtech opportunities in Victoria and develop links between the emerging Agtech sector in Melbourne and the farming community in Northern Victorias food bowl. The scholarship will help the company with its business development and the growth of export opportunities for the Victorian irrigation equipment and Agtech sectors. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes said, This is great news for a Shepparton local who is excelling in his field and gives our region confidence that some of our best minds will have the opportunity to shine on the world stage. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.