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Australian Pork Industry Wins Prestigious Young Scientist Award

14 March 2014

AUSTRALIA - Australian Pork Limited (APL) has congratulated Megan Verdon for receiving the Australian Pork Award, as part of the 2014 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Minister for Agriculture, Senator Barnaby Joyce presented the award at a gala dinner for the agriculture sector’s key annual conference, Outlook, noting the government’s investment in Research and Development (R&D). The award presentation was held last night at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

Megan Verdon is currently completing her PhD at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the
Animal Welfare Science Centre, where she met her first sow and “fell in love”. Megan is researching animal behaviour and well-being, particularly ‘Social Strategies of Sows in Groups,’ and is also the recipient of an APL Postgraduate Research Scholarship (PhD).

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