27 May 2013
Massey student Jarrod Harvey is the 2013 recipient of the QEII Athol Patterson Bursary. He received his award at a ceremony held at the university on Thursday last week.
The bursary is awarded to second and third year students interested in environmental issues in agriculture.
Jarrod aims to specialise in agri-environmental issues to be able to assist farmers with recommended land management practices. His academic interests include land cultivation, soil management, crop production and the management of environmental impacts of agriculture.
QEII National Trust chair James Guild said Jarrod demonstrated a clear passion for his area of study and his interests, study topics and career aspirations fit very well with the objectives of the QEII Athol Patterson bursary.
“It is a great pleasure to be able to support him with the bursary and we wish him all the best in his studies,” he said.
The award is a result of a bequest to QEII from the estate of Professor Athol Patterson. A bursary was set up under his name to support students at Massey University interested in sustainable farming practices. Jarrod was selected from a shortlist of applicants submitted by the university’s Scholarship Committee.
The QEII Athol Patterson Bursary award is a result of a bequest to QEII from the estate of Professor Athol Patterson. Professor Patterson was a doctor of tropical medicines and taught in various universities around the world before retiring to Waverley where he had two small dairy farms.
QEII (Queen Elizabeth II National Trust) is an independent statutory body whose core activity is to assist private landowners in New Zealand to protect significant natural and cultural features on their land through open space covenants. More information on QEII National Trust can be found atwww.openspace.org.nz
More information about the QEII Athol Patterson Bursary can be found on the Massey University website www.massey.ac.nz