STUDENTS from the Emerald Agriculture College are looking forward to a life on the land, after the 2013 graduation ceremony last Friday.
The college's financial problems of previous years were forgotten as graduating class members received their qualifications.
Jemma Joli, who graduated with a Diploma of Agriculture and a Diploma of Agribusiness Management, was the College Dux. She also received the highest achievement award for the Diploma of Agriculture.
The College Directors Award, presented to the estudent demonstrating strong leadership in the college community, was won by Blaize Kendall. Miss Kendall, who graduated with a Certificate III in Horse Breeding, also won the Equine Husbandry Award.
Matthew Bates was presented with the Education and Training Manager's Award, which is awarded for outstanding leadership in a student's course of study.
Mr Bates completed his Certificate III in Agriculture (Beef Production) and received the Encouragement Award for that course, as well as the Outstanding Cattle Handler Award.
Angus Dalgliesh received the Student Reprsentative Council Student Appreciation Award for outstanding qualities and involvement in community activities.
He completed a Diploma in Agribusiness Management, for which he received the encouragement award.