Scholarship opportunity for southern grain growers

Author: Sharon Watt | Date: 13 May 2013

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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 four Nuffield Scholarships for 2014, including one for a grower from the southern region, which comprises southern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

David Shannon

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 2014 scholarships close on June 30, 2013. 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 says the Nuffield Scholarships provide successful applicants with a rewarding opportunity to travel and study overseas and to join a unique worldwide agricultural network.

For Interviews

David Shannon, GRDC Southern Panel
0419 830700

Contact

Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
0409 675100

GRDC Project Code NUF00009

Region South, North