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Narrabri scientist wins national award

Yvonne Chang hopes to help answer one of the big questions in farming.

winner: Yvonne Chang has won the Cotton Research and Development Corporation science and innovation award at the annual ABARES Outlook Conference.

An interest in some of the biggest and most complex questions of our time has seen a young Narrabri scientist receive a national award.
Yvonne Chang, who works for the CSIRO at the Australian Cotton Research Institute at Myall Vale, was on Tuesday night presented with the Cotton Research and Development Corporation science and innovation award at the annual ABARES Outlook Conference in Canberra.
The award was presented to he by Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce. ABARES is the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Ms Chang will use the award to play her part in research of great interest to scientists and farmers - how to better store carbon in the soil.
“It looks at three things: improving the soil, increasing cotton yields and reducing the impact of greenhouse gases,” she said.