Scholarships on offer for farming conference
A fully-funded scholarship for two young people to attend the Oxford Farming Conference is being offered by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).
Applicants will need to submit a video to support their case for a free pass to the January 2-4 conference.
The video, which must be no longer than two minutes, should cover three of five possible themes: putting science back into policy; the communication challenge for agriculture; the challenges for the next generation of farming; diversified opportunities and are we innovating enough?
RHASS Chairman James Warnock said: “As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting young people in agriculture, RHASS has once again identified the Oxford Farming Conference as a unique and incredibly beneficial opportunity for those in Scottish agriculture.
“Attendees will be able to share the lessons learned to a wider farming and rural community throughout Scotland.”
Last year’s scholarships went to Catherine Smith, a farmer’s daughter from Yorkshire now living and working in Scotland, and Malcolm MacDonald, a trainee with SAC Consulting, from the Black Isle.
Mr MacDonald said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to hear about what is new and innovative at policy level, as well as on a technical and production level, which I can now apply in my work.”
For more information visit www.rhass.org.uk.