Nuffield scholarship applications open

APPLICATIONS for the 2020 Nuffield scholarship program are now open.
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Tom Green, South Australia, received a Nuffield Scholarship in 2018 and encourages Australian primary producers to apply for the program for 2020. Picture courtesy Nuffield Australia.

Staff writer

One of Australia's leading agricultural research scholarships, the Nuffield Scholarships program is open to the next generation of farmers looking to unearth innovative practices and cultivate the global networks they need to drive change in their businesses.

Nuffield Australia is urging young farmers with a desire to drive their knowledge and businesses forward to apply.

This year, there are more than 25 Nuffield Scholarships on offer, each valued at $30,000. The application period will run until 14 June and focus on the 2019 theme of Collaborate, Innovate and Cultivate.

The Nuffield program opens doors to exciting and rewarding experiences. Whether it's walking the halls of Westminster, accessing one of the world's largest dairy farms in China or touring a leading wheat and maize research facility in Mexico, a Nuffield Scholarship presents a career defining opportunity for young farmers.

Interim Nuffield Australia chief executive officer and 2013 Scholar Jodie Redcliffe said that the program sows the seeds of change for farmers, and acts as a springboard for growth that sees individuals, businesses and agricultural industries flourish.

"Over an 18-month period, Nuffield Scholars embark on a global study program undertaking a total of 16 weeks of individual and group travel to delve into their chosen study topic," Redcliffe said.

"The program launches Scholars into an innovative learning environment where they can cultivate new ideas, drive practice change, and forge lifelong associations with likeminded agribusiness leaders around the world.

"It provides an unrivalled opportunity for current, emerging and future agricultural leaders to collaborate with a global network of trailblazing farmers, agribusiness and institutions," she said.

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