A former Narrabri resident has been awarded a prestigious 2020 Fulbright Scholarship, presented at a gala dinner in Parliament House today.
Guy Coleman, a weed control scientist, was congratulated by Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who said the award was a credit to Mr Coleman’s contribution to local agricultural research.
“I was thrilled to be able to catch up with Mr Coleman today, who has progressed some important agricultural studies in Narrabri, where he also plans to continue trials,” Mr Coulton said.
“The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program between Australia and the United States – these scholarships are amongst the most prestigious and coveted academic awards in the world.
“Congratulations again to Mr Coleman, who continues to excel in his field.”
Mr Coleman said he was pleased to meet with Mr Coulton to discuss his experiences in the Narrabri region and his local agricultural research.
“My research continues to focus on developing novel weed control solutions for the northern growing region, with trials continuing in Narrabri that include the development of laser weeding and detection of ryegrass in wheat,” Mr Coleman said.
“It’s a great honour to receive this acknowledgement and have the opportunity for international collaboration on weed management.
“This is an exciting time, and it’s fantastic to see the interest in and support from Fulbright for agricultural-focused research.”
Mr Coleman is now based at the University of Sydney’s Centre for Carbon Water and Food in Camden.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, see www.fulbright.org.au