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Nuffield Canada opens applications to agricultural scholarship program

May 9, 2022  By Nuffield Canada

Applications for 2023 Nuffield Canada Agricultural Scholarships are now open and the deadline to apply is June 30, 2022.

Intended for mid-career Canadians with a passion for agriculture, the program is designed to fast-track their leadership development, then go on to become influencers in their sectors. ‘Agriculture’ includes all forms of primary production i.e. food, fibre, health care, bio-fuels, forestry, and aquaculture. Recipients can come from any part of agriculture i.e. producers, processing, governance, communications, etc.; involved in any aspect i.e. owners, managers, employees, administrators, or bureaucrats; and all industry philosophies i.e. commercial, cottage, organic, Indigenous, etc. The Nuffield Scholarship is a rural leadership program available to Canadian citizens who are involved in any aspect of agriculture. Participants will complete 10 weeks of self-directed international travel study to examine and research an agriculturally relevant issue. They then write a report on their research findings and make a presentation at Nuffield Canada’s Annual General Meeting. This $15,000 scholarship provides individuals with a unique opportunity to: access the world’s most extensive network in food and farming; achieve personal development through travel and study; and deliver long-term benefits to Canadian farmers and growers, and to the industry as a whole. The experience results in personal and professional benefits, while adding value to Canadian agriculture as scholars assume positions of greater influence in their field. “The key to success in life and business is continuous learning. Nuffield offers this opportunity to grow and learn, but more importantly it introduces you to a network of amazing individuals who share the same passion,” says John Cote, a 2019 Nuffield Canada Scholar from Saskatchewan, and co-owner of Black Fox Farms & Distillery. “Nuffield not only allows you to grow as an individual but allows your team at home to gain from the experience as well.  By encouraging you to be away from your business, you empower your team by your absence and by sharing your journey with them.” Anyone interested in learning more about Nuffield Canada and the application process are asked to visit Canada was established in Canada in 1950, incorporated as a not-for-profit in 1986, and became a registered charity in 2014. It currently has more than 130 alumni. As part of a larger international community, Nuffield Canada has affiliate organizations in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zimbabwe. Scholar recipients become members of the global Nuffield alumni network, more than 1,800 strong, who in return host and help current travelling scholars.


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