Schol­ar­ships on of­fer for farm­ing con­fer­ence

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - FARMING | WEATHER -

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.”

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