The Royal Smithfield Club has announced that for the sixth year
it is jointly funding three Nuffield Food Chain Scholarships.
Each is in partnership with one of the three National agricultural
societies - for a Welsh scholar with the Royal Welsh Agricultural
Society, for a Scottish scholar with the Royal Highland and Agricultural
Society of Scotland and for an English scholar with the Royal Agricultural
Society of England.
For 2007 the selected scholars will be in a total party of twenty
Nuffield Scholars first attending a one week Global conference
focussing on International Agricultural Leadership, in Calgary
Each scholar will then have twelve months to undertake their own
study tour to look at their particular project. They then have
six months to submit their report which will be presented at the
2008 Nuffield Conference. Over the eighteen months the time needed
is around eight/ten weeks of travel and report writing.
Past Smithfield Scholars have made their impact. Donald MacPherson,
a beef farmer from just outside Berwick, was a guest speaker at
the 2005 Oxford Farming Conference, and David Ismail from Scotland
has had a half page article in the National press on Brazilian
To learn more about the scholarships contact any of the three Societies,
call the Royal Smithfield Club on 01225 837904 or visit the Nuffield
website: www.nuffieldscholar.org for your chance to really help
the British livestock and meat sector.
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