Prospective Nuffield Scholars are people in agriculture with a desire to explore the global industry and find new best practices and insights they can bring back home with them. Nuffield Scholars are typically between the ages of 25 and 45, with direct engagement in the agriculture industry.
Nuffield International Interim CEO Jodie Redcliffe says that it is a unique global network of farmers and agri-professionals that focuses on personal capacity building, and local, national, and global thought leadership.
“Whether scholars are investigating production agriculture, financial and succession planning topics, market trends, or communications and outreach efforts, scholars dig into a topic of interest to them and of value to the industry”.
“It is through this unique journey they become experts in their area of study, and an invaluable resource to those around them”.
“Nuffield is a conduit of cross-fertilization, enabling the mixing of people and ideas from around the world to connect, enhance innovation and technology and ensure a more sustainable and profitable industry,” said Ms Redcliffe.
The global network through this expansive program provides Nuffield Scholars with the opportunity to grow personally, implement operational changes at a business level, and share new knowledge with other producers and the wider agricultural sector.
Susan Garey, a 2019 Scholar from the USA explains the benefits of a scholarship.
“There is no better way to broaden your experience and transform your way of thinking than a Nuffield Scholarship”.
“You’ll meet some of the most insightful people who will challenge you, and you will be exposed to things only the Nuffield network can enable.”
Applications for the 2021 program are now open and due by Oct. 15. Interviews will take place in locations around the world in November. Selected Nuffield International Scholars will be announced in December 2020 and the scholarship commences in 2021.
Up to 75 Nuffield Scholars are selected annually across more than 10 countries, providing each participant with personal capacity building experiences through global travel and networking, as well as focused individual research efforts.
Countries with active Nuffield Farming Scholars programs include the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and the USA.Find more information about the seven scholarships, here.