Two members of the arable industry are amongst the 19 Nuffield Scholars announced by the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust (NFST) for 2019.
Vicky Robinson from Kidlington in Oxfordshire, is a senior advisor at Natural England. Her study, ‘Farmer to Farmer Knowledge Exchange: Relevance, Challenges and Future Direction’ has been sponsored by the Central Region Farmers Trust.
Charlie Steer is being supported by NFU Mutual Charitable Trust to study ‘The Circular Farm. Minimising input for maximum output in a mixed farming system’. Charlie is the arable manager at Grosvenor Farm Ltd, and comes from Aldford, near Chester.
Speaking at the Nuffield conference in November, Mike Vacher, Nuffield director said: “UK agriculture is entering a period of unprecedented change, environmentally, socially and politically.
“Our 2019 Scholars were selected from a strong set of applicants for their ability to lead positive change in farming, food, horticulture and other rural sectors, as well as their potential to inspire others during their scholarships and beyond.
“We have a diverse range of study topics this year and, on behalf of the Trust, I’d like to wish all the 2019 scholars the very best of luck. I know that they have the ability to help British agriculture develop and thrive in a new challenging chapter.”