SRDC backs Nuffield scholarship for cane growers

Applications are now open for the Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) funded Nuffield scholarship commencing in 2014.

A total of 24 scholarship places will be offered across a wide range of industries for primary producers nationally.

During the Australian Society of Sugarcane Technologists (ASSCT) conference in Townsville today, SRDC Executive Director, Annette Sugden said, SRDC will provide a $30,000 scholarship for one cane grower to complete the Nuffield program within a maximum of two years. 

“I encourage cane growers to apply for this once in a life time experience and join the honour board with other cane growers currently undertaking the Nuffield program – Bryan Granshaw from Ayr QLD and Joe Muscat from Mackay QLD,” Ms Sugden said.

Through the adoption of best practice, professional development and with a network of industry leaders, the Nuffield scholarship promotes excellence in all aspects of Australian agricultural production, distribution and management.

The winning scholar will have the opportunity to study farming practices overseas to investigate agricultural marketing, trade and environmental issues, and experience the social and cultural aspects of many regions. 

To be eligible for a Nuffield scholarship applicants must be: 

– Generally between 28-40 years of age (applicants outside this age range will still be considered);
– Citizens of Australia;
– Engaged in farming as an owner or manager or an active member of a farming business; and
– Intend to remain involved in primary production in Australia. 

Nominations for the SRDC scholarship close on 30 June 2013, with shortlisted applicants interviewed in July 2013 and winners announced in September 2013.

Nuffield Australia is offering a total of 24 scholarships for the 2014 program for practicing farmers or farm managers for the benefit of the Australian farming community. 

Applications close on 30 June 2013. To apply visit the Nuffield website at nuffield.com.au or download the Nuffield scholarship brochure http://www.nuffield.com.au/down_l/2013-Scholarship-leaflet.pdf 

Media contact: SRDC Communications Manager, Carolyn Martin ph: 07 3210 0495 or mob: 0439 399 886 or cmartin@srdc.gov.au or read full SRDC media release.

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