For as long as Scott can remember, he has
always wanted to work in the farming sector
and his time at Marcus Oldham certainly opened
a world of opportunities. After graduating, Scott
spent two years on the family owned beef and
lamb property in Lower SE of South Australia.
Before settling down, he planned to take a one
year round-the-world working holiday and now,
nearly 15 years later he still hasn’t got back there!
James grew up on a mixed English farm and
came to Australia in 1982 and then graduated in
1987 from Marcus Oldham Collage after studying
Farm Management. James had an interest in
livestock, not particularly dairy, but Marcus
Oldham College concentrated on case studies,
cash flows and ‘Cash is King’, of which dairying
fulfilled both of those needs.
Muppi Dean came from a German family with a
horticultural farm in Gympie. Being made to work
hard from a young age, it was a pleasant relief
to follow in her brother’s footsteps and study at
Marcus Oldham College where her biggest gain
was husband and business partner Cameron.
As an only son, Simon had the option of being
the fourth generation on their family station
South of Broken Hill. During the wool floor price
collapse of the late 1980s this option didn’t
sound very attractive for a teenager. Knowing
he still wanted to be involved somehow with
agriculture, Simon commenced the Agribusiness
Administration course at Marcus Oldham, which
was the perfect solution to obtain skills in
marketing, accounting and IT for what lay ahead.