Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust

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2015 Scholars & Sponsors are announced

The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust are very pleased to introduce the twenty three new 2015 Nuffield Farming Scholars and their Sponsors:

Kate Adams (Herefordshire, Central) 'How is a passion for preserving soil instilled in modern farmers? From birth, fear, education or regulation?' kindly sponsoredby the 'Three Counties Agricultural Society'.

Trevor Alcorn (Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland) 'Sustainable Dairy Farming - Does the family farm have a future?' kindly sponsored by the 'Thomas Henry Foundation'.

Holly Beckett
(Birmingham, West Midlands) 'Growing a Successful Family Business through Growing People' kindly sponsored by the 'David Allen Charitable Trust'

Jonty Brunyee
(Gloucestershire, Central) 'Making the most of Environmental Assets - Sustainable Enterprise on Farms with High Natural Value' kindly sponsored by the 'National Trust'

Aled Davies
(Carmarthenshire, Wales) 'Alternatives to antibiotics in agriculture' kindly sponsored by the 'Royal Welsh Agricultural Society'

Illtud 'Bob' Dunsford
(Carmarthenshire, Wales) 'A review of traditional native pig breeds and the processing of value added premium products' kindly sponsored by the 'John Oldacre Foundation'

Paul Fishpool
(Cambridgeshire, Anglia) 'Maximising Efficiency within the UK Sugar Beet Industry Supply Chain' kindly sponsored by the 'Richard Lawes Foundation'

Robert Fleming
(Wigtownshire, Scotland) 'Efficiency Gains Through Improved Beef Genetics' kindly sponsored by 'Alan and Anne Beckett'

Sophia Hepple
(Somerset, South West) 'Early nutrition of the artificially reared calf, from birth through to weaning' kindly sponsored by 'EBLEX'

Patrick Hook
(Oxfordshire, Central) '2050: The challenges and opportunities to the UK Broiler Industry' kindly sponsored by the 'Central Region Farmers Trust'

Andy Howard
(Kent, South East) 'Potential for Companion Cropping in UK arable systems' kindly sponsored by the 'HGCA'

Aled Jones
(Carmarthenshire, Wales) 'The role of agricultural societies and shows in promoting, developing and innovating the agricultural industry' the 2015 Young Nuffield (Bob Matson) Scholar

Aidan Leek
(Herefordshire, Central) 'Insect Protein and the Layer Industry. Potential Input or Product' kindly sponsored by 'Micron Bio Systems'

Chris Lloyd
(Herefordshire, Central) 'Improving financial management for the small farmer' kindly sponsored by the 'John Oldacre Foundation'

Neil McGowan
(Perthshire, Scotland) 'Managing Large Scale Breeding Programs - Beef and Sheep' kindly sponsored by the 'Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland'

Aarun Naik
(Merseyside, Northern) 'Agro-psychology: How can we support and improve the emotional & psychological well-being of farmers?' kindly sponsored by the 'John Oldacre Foundation'

Christopher Padfield
(Gloucestershire, Central) 'Post Formal Education - nurturing and growing talent?' kindly sponsored by the 'Central Region Farmers Trust'

Seth Pascoe
(Cornwall, South West) 'Advancing British seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides) production by evaluating international agronomic practices' kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual.

Steven Sandison (Orkney, Scotland) 'Are benchmarking targets for suckler cows achievable in island areas?' kindly sponsored by the 'MacRobert Trust'

Dafydd Saunders Jones
(Powys, Wales) 'Delivery and Impacts of bovine TB Eradication Across Europe' kindly sponsored by the 'Dartington Cattle Breeding Trust'

Doug Wanstall
(Kent, South East) 'Free Range Egg Production, building resilience and Managing the transition into a mainstream, commodity market place' kindly sponsored by the 'South of England Agricultural Society'

Oliver White (Somerset, South West) 'Grassfed; where is the UK revolution?' kindly sponsored by the 'Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust' – titled the '2015 Clyde Higgs Nuffield Farming Scholarship'.

Gordon Whiteford (Moray, Scotland) 'Improving bird welfare on free-range systems' kindly sponsored by the 'BEMB Research and Education Trust'

Mike Vacher, Nuffield Director says,"I am sure you wish to join me in congratulating the new Scholars on their awards and thanking most sincerely our Sponsors for their generosity."