Scholarship opportunity for southern grain grower

David Shannon

Scholarship opportunity for southern grain grower

An opportunity to develop industry knowledge, skills and professional networks is being offered to southern region grain growers through the Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars program with the support of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

The GRDC is supporting three Nuffield Scholarships for 2013, including one for a grower from the southern region, which comprises southern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon said the agricultural research scholarships provided the successful applicants with a rewarding opportunity to travel and study overseas and to join a unique worldwide agricultural network.

“Any growers wanting to extend their practical farming knowledge and management skills and techniques are encouraged to apply,” said Mr Shannon, who was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship in 1986 to study grain legume production.

Nuffield Scholarships offer successful applicants a six-week global focus program after which scholars will pursue their individual study topic for a further 10 weeks.

Applications for the 2013 scholarships close on June 30, 2012. Further details and application forms are available via www.nuffield.com.au, by emailing enquiries@nuffield.com.au or by phoning (03) 5480 0755.

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Caption: GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon is encouraging grain growers to apply for a 2013 Nuffield Scholarship.

GRDC Project Code: NUF00009

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For further information:
David Shannon, GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair
0419 830700

Contact: Sharon Watt
Porter Novelli
0409 675100

GRDC Project Code NUF00009