Kate Maclean – 2017 Scholarship Recipient


A childhood spent on a rural lifestyle block in Ramarama, along with a summer practicum working in a maize and

sweet corn nursery, ignited my interest in the grain and seed industry.

This interest has been pursued throughout my Bachelor of Science Degree at Massey University where I have been able to

explore further aspects of this industry, as well as the greater agricultural sector. My studies have highlighted the

importance and versatility of the grain and seed industry. I have gained a greater appreciation for such enterprises and the ways in which they

contribute to other sectors.

I would like to thank the New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association for this opportunity. I am incredibly grateful to be the 2017 recipient of

this award and look forward to the exciting prospects this scholarship offers. It will hopefully hold me in good stead for a future career in this