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Growing up on a sprawling 2800-hectare grain-growing property near Birchip in the Victorian Mallee, Spencer Weir’s agricultural roots run deep. His hands-on involvement in his parents’ operations sparked a fascination with cropping production, leading him to Longerenong College in 2019. Graduating in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management and a Diploma of Applied Agronomy, Spencer’s proximity to Horsham and the appeal of full-time study allowed him to acquire dual qualifications in just two years. 

Now based in Horsham as an Agronomist for Western Ag, Spencer’s role spans the Wimmera and Southern Mallee. Operating from 14 locations across the region, Western Ag is an independent supplier of agronomic advice and farm production inputs. The qualifications gained at Longy were instrumental in securing Spencer’s position, providing a solid foundation that showcases his understanding of cropping and pasture systems. 

Spencer’s passion in the agricultural industry lies in grain production. Collaborating closely with growers, he strives to implement best practices and integrate new technologies to maximise cropping yields, increase grower profitability, and promote sustainability. His belief in the importance of character and reputation in agriculture is evident in his advice to potential and graduating students. According to Spencer, being enthusiastic, displaying a strong work ethic, and maintaining a positive character open doors to opportunities, regardless of one’s experience or knowledge. 

Spencer Weir’s journey from the Mallee Plains to becoming an Agronomist embodies the intersection of passion, education, and character in the agricultural landscape. His story serves as a testament to the interconnectedness of personal attributes and professional success in the ever-evolving world of agriculture.