The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is very proud to continue supporting the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust, an organisation that awards individuals with life changing opportunities, with a view to developing agricultural sector leaders and innovators of the future.
All Nuffield Scholars work within the farming, food, horticulture or rural sectors and during their 18 month long studies will undertake their research project in their area of interest and receive a bursary to encourage them to travel for at least eight weeks, allowing them the opportunity to study practices used abroad and at home.
Once again, the society is delighted to sponsor, alongside The Trehane Trust, the 2016 Royal Welsh Scholar, Anna Jones, whose chosen topic is ‘Help or Hinder? Examining the Coverage of Farming Issues in the News Media’.
As part of her studies Anna will also be undertaking a Global Focus Program which will allow her to travel with a group of international scholars for seven weeks on a program of visits spanning across six different nations and covering a wide cross section of agricultural sectors.
The society is also very much looking forward to receiving the finalised report from the 2014 Royal Welsh Scholar, Gail Lewis. Gail, whose report is entitled ‘Sustainable Land Tenure for the Farmer and the next Generation’, will present her findings to the society’s full Council meeting on Friday 11 December.
Meanwhile, Mr Aled Davies will be officially invited to this month’s Winter Fair to be formally congratulated on becoming the 2015 Royal Welsh Scholar with his research project on ‘Alternatives to antibiotics in agriculture’.
“The society is committed to encouraging and supporting education and research within the agriculture and land based industries in Wales” says Steve Hughson, Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Chief Executive.
“Providing the bursary and opportunity for an individual to become a Nuffield Farming Scholar ensures that our rural industries and individuals continue to improve and benefit from their research and learning.”
“We wish all the scholars the best of luck with their studies and look forward to receiving their reports when they are published.”