The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust has awarded its 1000th scholarship.

Presented at the 2019 Nuffield Farming Conference, held at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire, the 1000th scholarship was amongst those presented to the 2020 crop of scholars by HRH The Duke of Gloucester, the charity’s patron.

“Since 1947 the NFST Scholars have travelled the world learning about new ideas and technologies that can take our industry forward,” said NFST chairman Helen Woolley. “We have awarded our 1000th scholarship and those individuals have benefited our industry in multiple ways, leading within their own businesses, and in roles across industry and politics. They have met face-on the challenges in agriculture over the past 70 years and I know they will rise to the challenge of the next 70.

“2020 is officially our ‘Year of the 1000th Scholar’, and we look forward to celebrating it at a series of events and activities in the coming year,” she concluded.