Sophie honoured at Australian Cotton Industry Awards

More than 350 people gathered to celebrate the recipients of the 2013 Australian Cotton Industry Awards at a ceremony held at Narrabri on August 7 with a winner from the area, Sophie Gulliver attending.
Sophie is the second daughter of Glen & Treenie Gulliver, Dimby Downs Quirindi and is currently working out of Warra, Toowoomba and Narrabri. Sophie is planning to use her prize towards attending the Cotton Conference in Brazil in early Sept 2013.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Awards, which recognise excellence and achievement in Australia’s cotton industry throughout the supply chain, from growers and ginners to product suppliers, consultants, agronomists and researchers.
A trust honouring the memory of the late Chris Lehmann, a mentor to many in the cotton industry over many years, supports the cotton industry Young Achiever awards.
Mr Lehmann was passionate about encouraging and supporting young people in the cotton industry and in agriculture generally. “He would have been so proud to be here to see this award made tonight,” said Mr Lehmann’s wife, Debbie Lehmann.
Mrs Lehmann presented the Young Achiever award to technical specialist Sophie Gulliver, a young scientist with a passion for insects, agriculture and innovation.
Sophie joined Toowoomba based AgBiTech in 2011 as its Technical Specialist.

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