Nuffield International Farming Scholars has opened applications for 2021 scholarships, and farmers and agricultural professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Prospective Nuffield Scholars are people in agriculture with a desire to explore the global industry and find new best practices and insights they can bring back home with them. Nuffield Scholars are typically between the ages of 25 and 45, with direct engagement in the agriculture industry.
Nuffield International Interim CEO Jodie Redcliffe says that it is a unique global network of farmers and agri-professionals that focuses on personal capacity building, and local, national, and global thought leadership. “Whether scholars are investigating production agriculture, financial and succession planning topics, market trends, or communications and outreach efforts, scholars dig into a topic of interest to them and of value to the industry.
It is through this unique journey that they become experts in their area of study, and an invaluable resource to those around them. Nuffield is a conduit of cross-fertilisation, enabling the mixing of people and ideas from around the world to connect, enhance innovation and technology and ensure a more sustainable and profitable industry,” said Ms Redcliffe.
The global network through this expansive program provides Nuffield Scholars with the opportunity to grow personally, implement operational changes at a business level, and share new knowledge with other producers and the wider agricultural sector.
Susan Garey, a 2019 Scholar from the USA explains the benefits of a scholarship. “There is no better way to broaden your experience and transform your way of thinking than a Nuffield Scholarship. You’ll meet some of the most insightful people who will challenge you, and you will be exposed to things only the Nuffield network can enable.”
Due by October 15
Applications for the 2021 program are now open and due by 15 October 2020. Interviews will take place in locations around the world in November. Selected Nuffield International Scholars will be announced in December 2020 and the scholarship commences in 2021. Approximately five to seven scholarships are available. More information on eligibility and more, can be found here.