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Farmers invited to travel the world to remain competitive and advance skills

Farmers and agriculture industry professionals are invited to grasp a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as Nuffield Australia opens applications for 2025 scholarships.

Successful applicants receive $40,000 to fund 15 weeks of study overseas, across 18 months.

Nuffield Australia chief executive officer Jodie Redcliffe said, “In opening these scholarships, we’re encouraging farmers and other industry participants to think big and see what’s possible for their business and industry in 2025 and beyond.”

Nuffield Australia awards around 20 scholarships each year, with a focus on advancing sustainable and profitable primary production.

The scholarships provide a unique global learning experience, allowing scholars to remain competitive and grow their skill sets. Scholarships build capacity for individuals, their businesses and the broader industry.

Nuffield Australia will again offer up to five drought resilience-specific scholarships this year, supported by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

As farmers we know that Australia is prone to drought. Of all the climate challenges to affect Australia, drought is one of the most feared and costly in terms of production losses,” said Redcliffe.

Claudia Benn, from Arcadia Valley, Queensland, received a Nuffield scholarship for 2024 to help Australian farmers improve diversity and restore biological relationships in grazing systems.

“Once you’ve decided to apply, my advice is to pick a topic you’re passionate about and one that will make a positive contribution to your industry, and then stay true to that,” said Benn

Nuffield Australia encourages applications for research topics relevant to any or all industries in the Australian agricultural sector.

Applications close on Friday, May 31.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed during June, with a final round of interviews in August.

Successful recipients will be announced at the Nuffield Australia National Conference in Launceston from 2-6 September.

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