With the deadline date for Nuffield Farming Scholarship applications just over two months away, the Cereals event, on June 15 and 16, is being billed as an ideal opportunity for prospective scholars to meet the Nuffield team for application insight.

2015 Scholar, Kate Speke-Adams, encourages anyone who is considering applying for a Scholarship to introduce themselves to a Scholar and take the opportunity to meet like-minded Scholars at the event.

“They can provide invaluable advice and guidance to potential scholars. The application process may appear daunting to some, however if you’re passionate about agriculture and your chosen subject you’re just the kind of person the panel will be looking for. You can’t prepare enough and nothing substitutes meeting people who’ve been through the process,” says Kate.

“My Scholarship has taken me far from my comfort zone, giving me an insight into farmers and farming systems around the world which you simply can’t put a price on,” she adds.

Kate has found the whole experience truly life changing.

“The past two years have been exhausting and enthralling in equal measures. I’ve formed life-long friendships and have opened doors to individuals, techniques and networks that are leading the way for the industry,” explains Kate.

“I’ve had the opportunity to bring innovative ideas back to the UK and our farms and look forward to presenting them at the Nuffield Conference in November.

“I really can’t recommend the experience enough, the Nuffield team will support and guide you where needed. From essential travel contacts to report writing, they’ll ensure you’re never out of your depth,” she concludes.

If you’re at the show, come along to the stand to find out more. The Nuffield team can be found on stand 650.

The Nuffield trust is passionate about recruiting enthusiastic and knowledgeable applicants aged between 22 and 45, who have a desire to contribute to their chosen industry and make a change to UK agriculture. The application deadline date for the 2017 Nuffield Farming Scholarships is July 31 2016.