Just A Farmer Speaks to the Power of Authentic Storytelling

  • By Peter Sommerville
  • Feb 29 2024
  • Category: News
Courtesy Netflix By Abhi Parasher April 19, 2023 Currently in release the  Australian film starring Leila McDougall, Robert Taylor, Susan Prior, Joel Jackson and Trevor Jamieson, marking the feature directorial debut of Simon Lyndon. Merely sitting through the credits of…
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Peter Sommerville retires as AWET Secretary

Peter Sommerville is well known to all of those involved in delivering the education projects funded by the Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET).  He has been both a Trustee and the Secretary of AWET since 2006.  Over those 18 years,…
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Applications for 2023 Undergraduate Project and Honours scholarships close on Friday 24th November 2023.

  • By Peter Sommerville
  • Oct 10 2023
  • Category: News
Applications Applications for 2023 scholarships close on Friday 24th November 2023. Applicants must download the following 3 documents: Scholarship Application Instructions Scholarship Application Form Academic Referee’s Assessment Applications for these scholarships must be made directly to the Trust and must…
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PIEFA new website is now live!

  • By Peter Sommerville
  • Jun 27 2023
  • Category: News
PIEFA announces its new fully responsive  website is now live that understanding the journey of our food and fibre from farm to plate is crucial for fostering a sustainable and resilient future. We’re confident that our new website will continue…
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Wool For School

  • By Peter Sommerville
  • May 16 2023
  • Category: News
Wool4School is an annual student design competition encouraging emerging fashion designers to promote the unparalleled properties and benefits of wool. The competition is open to most secondary school students in Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Italy. AWET provides some…
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New on The Woolmark Learning Centre: Woolgrower Program

  • By Peter Sommerville
  • May 16 2023
  • Category: News
Discover Woolmark’s first course tailor-made for Australian woolgrowers – Price Risk Management – on The Woolmark Learning Centre. Learn about the sale of wool with expert-led content created in partnership with industry experts, Southern Aurora Price Risk Management. This course…
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Dr Jane Littlejohn nominated as an AWET Trustee

  • By Peter Sommerville
  • Jan 25 2023
  • Category: News
Dr Jane Littlejohn has been nominated by Australian Wool Innovation Ltd to replace Professor Andrew Vizard. Jane’s qualifications include BVSc, MVPHMgt, Grad Dip An Sci (Animal Breeding Mgt), GAICD. From 2008 t0 2013 Jane worked for AWI  as Project Manager…
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Educating Farmers Using Augmented Reality

  • By Peter Sommerville
  • Dec 16 2022
  • Category: News
Augmented reality is an evolving technology increasingly being applied in education programs. This is one example. Melbourne University is also creating “Virtual Farms” as a means to educate students in Agriculture Degrees.
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AWI Woolgrower eNewsletter – November 2022

  • By Peter Sommerville
  • Dec 5 2022
  • Category: News
AWI’s eNewsletter for wool growers for November 2022 is now available. It includes: Market Intelligence Report on AGM 2022 Flood Resources information Management tools Purchase of Geelong Textile Group by Australian Textile Investments Effective residue management Domestic Processing: Dream of…
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Beyond the Bale – December 2022

  • By Peter Sommerville
  • Dec 5 2022
  • Category: News
The December 2022 issue of Beyond the Bale is now available. Beyond the Bale provides you with the latest information about AWI’s R&D and marketing initiatives to enhance the profitability, international competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian wool industry.  
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