The May rainfall total of 60.2mm was nearly 20mm above average and brings the 2017 total up to 185.2mm, which is 40mm ahead of the long-term average to the end of May.

Longerenong College will become the first education provider to offer a Certificate IV in Agriculture and Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management to international students, following the successful application and inclusion on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Last year, Emma McCrae and Tom Roughead from Longerenong College were awarded the 2016/2017 Fox & Lillie Rural scholarship, designed to provide opportunities for young students at a grass roots level in the industry, looking to fulfil a career in agriculture, wool in particular. “We are pleased to support and encourage students wishing to enter into the wool industry.” - Eamon Timms, Fox & Lillie Rural brokerage manager. 

Longerenong College is set to expand after the federal government approved its bid to become an international education provider. The move means the college will have to build more accommodation as it prepares to welcome international students from next year.