Farming Scholarship providers, Nuffield, have been announced as the recipients of the 2013 Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Award.
“This is the first time this annual award, that recognises significant contribution to the UK meat industry, has been presented to an organisation rather than an individual,” comments Nuffield Chairman, Stephen Watkins. “It was a great surprise and an honour to be presented with the trophy.”
He goes on to say, “I am delighted that the work of the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust has been recognised in such a unique and prestigious way.”
Mr Angus Stovold, the Chairman of the Royal Smithfield Club comments that the Club has sponsored Scholars studying a wide range of meat related topics, and as a result those individuals involved have delivered tremendous value to the industry, through the study and travel opportunities provided.
“If you are lucky enough to be a Nuffield Scholar, doors throughout the world open which provide access to the world’s leaders in food and farming.”
He adds, “Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust has provided over 800 people in agriculture, associated industries and the rural community the chance to travel to expand knowledge and understanding.’’
“The Scholarship programme has been unlocking individuals’ potential’ and broadening horizons for the last 60 years. These individuals have delivered benefits to our industry through knowledge transfer, inspiring commitment and development of tomorrow’s leaders.”
Recipients of the Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Award can be from any part of the industry - from livestock producers through to those working within education, research, processing or retail.