2020 Nuffield Farming Scholars announced

The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust (NFST) has announced the appointment of the 2020 Nuffield Farming Scholars, who are to commence their studies and travels next year.

Aoife Behan (Edinburgh, Scotland)

  • Topic: ‘Policies for a transition to agroecology by 2045 (Scotland)’
  • Generously supported by The MacRobert Trust
David Butler (Kent, South East)
  • Topic: ‘Biodiversity for the Future of Fruit Farming’
  • Generously supported by Thatchers Cider
John Cappalonga (London, South East)
  • Topic: ‘How a Circular Economy can benefit UK Farmers and Growers’
  • Generously supported by The Studley College Trust

Lizzie Carr-Archer (Oxfordshire, Central)

  • Topic: ‘How seed breeding could reduce farm inputs in the future’
  • Generously supported jointly by The Worshipful Company of Farmers with Savills and the Central Region Farmers Trust
Nicola Harrison (Kent, South East)
  • Topic: ‘Mapping out a green growth strategy for UK horticulture’
  • Generously supported jointly by The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers and the Food Chain

Edward Jones (Anglesey, Wales)

  • Topic: ‘Are we investing in the right agriculture technology and innovation?’
  • Generously supported by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society
Fred Langdale (Hampshire, South East)
  • Topic: ‘Frost protection and post frost care in cool climate viticulture’
  • Generously supported by the John Oldacre Foundation
Jamie Lockhart (Norfolk, Anglia)
  • Topic: ‘Unlocking the potential of Data Use and Agri-tech within Agriculture
  • Generously supported by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association

Lucy MacLennan (Buckinghamshire, Central)

  • Topic: ‘Do audits really improve microbiological food safety in fresh produce?’
  • Generously supported by the Central Region Farmers Trust

Teresa Meadows (Essex, Anglia)

  • Topic: ‘Challenging the Conventional: Behaviour change methods for the adoption of IPM’
  • Generously supported by the John Oldacre Foundation

Emma Patterson Taylor (Edinburgh, Scotland)

  • Topic: ‘The position of farming in the public consciousness’
  • Generously supported by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Angus Russell (Warwickshire, West Midlands)

  • Topic: ‘The Family Farm's Sustainability and Profitability Through Joint Venture Farming’
  • Generously supported by the John Oldacre Foundation

Hannah Senior (Yorkshire, Northern)

  • Topic: ‘Accelerating AgriTech Entrepreneurs’
  • Generously supported by The Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust (a Clyde Higgs Scholarship)

Samuel Smith (Dorset, South West)

  • Topic: ‘Regenerative agriculture: a shared ambition for the future of farming?’
  • Generously supported by McDonald’s Restaurants

Gary Spence (Kilkeel, Northern Ireland)

  • Topic: ‘I can’t believe it’s not beef!’
  • Generously supported by the Thomas Henry Foundation

Samuel Steggles (Norfolk, Anglia)

  • Topic: ‘The journey to maturity - Navigating sustainable food business growth’
  • Generously supported by NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

James Stobart (Cumbria, Northern)

  • Topic: ‘Effective monitoring methods that measure ecological outcomes in grazing systems’
  • Generously supported by The Company of Merchants of the Staple of England and AHDB

Alastair Trickett (Yorkshire, Northern)

  • Topic: ‘Nuance and Diversity. Mixed Farming for the Future Farmer’
  • Generously supported jointly by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and National Trust

Arthur Soames (Buckinghamshire, Central)

  • Topic: ‘Harnessing AI to drive efficiencies in the Fresh Produce industry’
  • Generously supported by The Richard Lawes Foundation

For more information:
Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust

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