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Education and mining negotiation part of this year’s Nuffield Scholarships

A wide range of topics will be covered by the 2023 cohort of Nuffield Scholars. Photos: Nuffield Australia

NINETEEN emerging leaders from Australian agriculture have been awarded prestigious 2023 Nuffield grants to study topics as diverse as productivity, farmer mental health and rural education.

The Nuffield Scholars were announced this week at Nuffield Australia’s annual awards evening and conference in Tamworth.

The scientists will travel in Australia and abroad to study innovative ideas, techniques and systems that will benefit their businesses and the wider agricultural industry.

Each 2023 scientist will receive a $30,000 grant to invest in travel and research. They will visit some of the world’s leading agricultural companies and research institutions.

Nuffield Australia CEO and 2013 scholar Jodie Redcliffe said the scholarships allowed producers to learn about farming systems and innovations that could be game-changers for Australian agriculture.

“Nuffield Australia is opening up the world to those in agriculture who are brave enough to step out of their comfort zone,” said Jodie.

“A global perspective allows them to learn, be competitive and grow.”

Many of the beef industry fairs

Jarrod Cook of Stamford, has been awarded the Northern Pastoral Scholarship, jointly supported by the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC), Elders and S. Kidman & Co. Jarrod will study the best methods of preparing livestock for access to pasture to optimize performance.

Regan Lynch from Hughenden. Supported by Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia, Regan will explore ways to improve farm biosecurity attitudes and practices in the North Australian beef industry.

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Fiona Aveyard from Peak Hill. Supported by RAS Foundation (NSW), Fiona will explore how to integrate value-added opportunities in the red meat industry.

Jodie Mitchell from Newcastle Waters. Supported by the Northern Territory Government and ANZ Bank, Jodie will explore ways to improve young stock breeding in northern/subtropical environments.

Alys McKeough from Carnarvon. Supported by Meat & Livestock Australia, Alys will explore emerging technology to improve connectivity across the property, which could increase efficiency and productivity, along with improving the condition of pasturage in the pastoral sector.

Aimee Snowden currently works in Rockhampton but comes from a family farm in southern NSW. Supported by AgriFutures Australia, she will study agricultural education models that stimulate immersive experiences and appeal to curious minds.

Rebecca Kelly from Mingenew. Supported by CBH Group, Rebecca will explore ways to help farmers negotiate with energy companies, such as exploring or extracting resources from their land.

Iain Field from Copping. Supported by University of Tasmania and JM Roberts Charitable Trust, Iain will study how to increase ecological literacy and biodiversity on farms for sustainability.

Sarah Crosthwaite from Kergunyah South. With the support of the Gardiner Foundation, Sarah will explore how different agricultural sectors around the world support the mental health of their producers, especially in a changing climate.

Source: Nuffield Australia



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