Updated: Apr 22, 2020
18 September 2019
Twenty-two of Australia’s leading primary producers focused on a more innovative, resilient and sustainable agricultural sector, have tonight been awarded Nuffield Farming Scholarships for 2020.
Announced at the Nuffield National Conference Annual Awards Dinner in Brisbane, the 2020 Nuffield Scholars will receive a $30,000 bursary to research new agricultural technologies and techniques, and visit leading farm enterprises around the world on a 16-week travel program.
The 2020 Scholars will seek to address some of agriculture’s crucial priorities, like ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources, attracting and retaining the best talent in farm businesses, identifying new markets and product premiums, and adopting technology to boost on-farm performance.
Nuffield Australia Interim CEO, Jodie Redcliffe, said the 2020 Scholars and their study topics reflect the modern mindset of Australian farming, and are a cohort with a shared vision to collaborate and cultivate new agricultural practices for the betterment of the sector.
“For almost 70 years, Nuffield Australia has been supporting the best and brightest in Australian agriculture, and we are again excited to announce our newest Scholars for 2020, a group focused on building a stronger, more sustainable sector,” Ms Redcliffe said.
“With the generous support of their investors, Scholars will gain access to world-class producers, agribusinesses and research institutions to conduct valuable research, and share these findings and insights with Australian producers once they return home.
Ms Redcliffe thanked investors for their ongoing contribution to fostering the next generation of talent in Australian agriculture, and congratulated 2020 Scholarship recipients on their forward-looking choice of study topics.