BURSARIES AND POST-GRADUATE RESEARCH
This is focused on providing financial support to previously disadvantaged individuals for undergraduate studies in the fields of agronomy, agriculture, horticulture, soil science and food technology. Post-graduate study support will be open to all students provided the research is undertaken on or concerns an OZblu® farm.
GRADUATE PLACEMENT PROGRAMME
This programme provides work experience and develops valuable knowledge and skills in young people while attracting talent to the agricultural industry.
OZblu® partners with selected agricultural institutions that provide technical agricultural education. This provides the foundation of knowledge for many of the permanent staff on the OZblu® farms. As the bulk of the information on low-chill varieties expands, the OZblu® Academy will build out proprietary content that will form part of a formal OZblu® low-chill blueberry curriculum.
COMMUNITY ACCESS TO EDUCATION
OZblu® currently operates in markets that are home to some of the world’s poorest communities. Low-chill blueberry production creates almost more jobs per hectare for a longer season than any other crop. These rural communities often don’t have access to much-needed services like education, which can be life changing. This leg focuses on re-purposing existing educational content and providing sustainable access to the local communities that are directly linked to OZblu® projects.