Adventures in agriculture
Primary producers with a drive for adventure and a desire to learn are being encouraged to apply for a Nuffield Australia scholarship.
The foundation, which offers bursaries of $30,000 to study cuttingedge global agriculture, started the application process for its 2019 intake of scholars last week.
With a new campaign set to spark interest, Nuffield Australia chief executive Jodie Dean said the aim was to unearth the best and brightest talent in Australian agriculture.
Ms Dean said the campaign, Produce Change, was at the heart of Nuffield promotions. She encouraged 28 to 45-year-old farmers and farm managers to apply for the unique experience.
“Nuffield Scholars research and deliver practical change that adds real value to farm businesses and the Australian community more broadly,” she said.
“Our scholarships push farmers to take the next leap in their career, whether that be an end goal of farm expansion, diversification or professional development.”
Ms Dean said the theme of the foundation’s new campaign had been inspired by both the successes of existing scholars and the next wave of farmers.
“Producing change goes straight to the heart of what we do at Nuffield,” she said.
There are 25 scholarships on offer, each valued at $30,000.
Recipients undertake 16 weeks of overseas travel over 18 months, tasked with researching a topic of interest that will add value to their business and the broader agricultural industry.
Those completing a scholarship become part of a worldwide network of more than 1700 Nuffield scholars. Applications close on June 15. For more information or to apply, go to nuffield.com.au.