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When you become a local at Tocal

Posted on : 27 August 2018

Famous for award-winning wineries and fresh local produce, the Hunter Valley is also producing stationhands, stock and station agents, wool classers, stud grooms, farriers, farm managers, overseers and agri-tourism specialists. Tocal College, located in the Hunter Valley, is the only residential agricultural college in New South Wales and home to five of this year’s Rural Scholarship recipients. Tocal, meaning ‘plenty’ in Koori dialect, opened as an agricultural college in 1965 and first enrolled females in 1972. The RASF is pleased to support Tocal College students and help develop future generations of agricultural leaders.

Sean McIntosh (L) made the move from Camden for his Certificate IV and Diploma in Agriculture to assist him with his hopes for running his own beef and mixed cropping enterprise.
Samantha Smart left home in Dubbo for her Certificate IV in Agriculture, and will use her education to run her own environmentally sustainable farm.
Lachlan James (2nd from end) from Wingham is studying his Certificate IV in Agriculture and hopes to breed sheep on his own property for meat and wool production.
Milton Smith (R) moved from Orange to complete a Certificate III in Agriculture, providing the background for a successful career on the land.  
Harry Obst (not pictured) relocated from Dunedoo to study a Certificate III in Agriculture and dreams of one day managing his own enterprise.
Applications for 2019 RASF Rural Scholarships close August 31st. Apply here.