A Myrtleford stock agent is urging other young farmers to further their agriculture knowledge to achieve their goals.
Wade Ivone said despite growing up immersed in agriculture, he wouldn't be working in his dream job without a two-year scholarship from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation.
The scholarship supported his two-year advanced diploma of agribusiness management at Longerenong Agricultural College where he was able to "focus on study".
"My main interest in ag came from my father being a stock agent and I always grew up wanting to do that," Mr Ivone said.
"When I was at school, I did a certificate III in agriculture at the local rural supply store and did odd jobs such as milking cows, working on a beef farm and picking blueberries."
But it wasn't until after school when his interest grew.
"I wanted to further my knowledge in agriculture and learn about other fields that I hadn't really been exposed to," he said.
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"It was really good. I didn't know much about agronomy and took a lot away from the course, and the same for the business side of ag."
During his final year in 2017, Mr Ivone did work placement with Austrex doing live exports of mainly dairy heifers to China and other Asian countries.
That led into a full-time job for 12 months where he learnt more about the export market.
Mr Ivone now works alongside his father Dan at Paull & Scollard Landmark in Myrtleford dealing mostly with dairy and beef sales.
Wade's long-term goal is to own a property and develop a cattle stud.