A TOTAL 22 young people have been awarded Nuffield scholarships for 2013 and will look in depth at subjects ranging from EID in cattle to precision farming.
NFU President Peter Kendall presented the 22 successful applicants with their award at an event in Stratford where the 2011 scholars presented their completed research projects. The 2013 scholars will receive a bursary to study subjects of relevance to the wider farming community and will be required to present their findings in two years’ time.
Mr Kendall said: “We need to be challenged if we are to grow successful and exciting businesses of the future. Exciting, innovative and competitive businesses are central to the big global challenges we face today. Congratulations to all those who have completed their scholarships and those now going forward.”
Scholars will start their studies in March next year and will travel for at least eight weeks over an 18-month period, to carry out their own research and look at global practices.
FARMERS and landlowners who host school visits or offer educational activities in schools are being urged to enter the Bayer and Face Awards 2013.
They can nominate themselves or someone who has given something back in five different categories – access, biodiversity, countryside careers, farm to classroom and innovative learning. Forms can be downloaded from www.face-online.org.uk