2016 Distinguished Past Student Award winner

Ross Murray also attended QAC in the 1960’s. He completed a Diploma in Animal Husbandry, with honours, in 1966 and a Bachelor of Applied Science from QAC in 1974. He also holds a Masters in Agricultural Engineering.

Ross’ contribution to agricultural education has been as a lecturer in farm mechanisation at UQ Gatton from 1981 to 1991 and senior lecturer from 1996 – 2005. He has been a long term advocate for agricultural skills training and assisted with delivering courses at certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate levels.

While the main focus of Ross’ teaching was in the area of mechanisation for conservation cropping and sustainable land management, other notable areas included agricultural explosives, surveying and farm buildings.

At his farewell dinner in 2006 he was described as a “truly excellent lecturer” and his significant contribution to the Faculty and School administration was acknowledged.

His contribution to the UQ Gatton Past Students’ Association has been outstanding. Ross was made a Life Member of the Association in 2003.