Inspirational Scholars offer advice at Cereals

The Cereals event on 13 and 14 June is the perfect opportunity for prospective Nuffield Farming Scholars to gain application advice ahead of the 31 July deadline.

2018 Scholar, Mark Dewes, encourages anyone interested in applying for a Nuffield Farming scholarship to visit the Nuffield team on stand 323, shared with SAI Global, for a first-hand insight into the life-changing scholarship experience.

“When I first considered applying, I’d heard about Nuffield from a friend, but it was meeting a Scholar on the stand at Cereals last year that gave me a real boost to take the leap and get my application in,” says Mark.

“I’m travelling the globe to research the future of UK agronomy, particularly the relationship between agronomists and farmers, and whether decisions should be made differently.

However, research titles are completely down to the candidate, so Mark suggests visiting the Nuffield website for inspiration. Recent arable Scholarships have included titles such as:

  • Herbicide resistant weeds: investigating a sustainable future for arable farming
  • Success with no till – under any conditions
  • Blackgrass: System BEN offers alternative solutions to resistance management

“While I’m only a few months into my research, I’ve loved every minute of it. The Contemporary Scholars Conference element of the Scholarship exceeded my expectations and prepared me for further solo travel,” he says.

“I’ll be presenting my findings at the Nuffield Conference in November 2019, but I hope my research can help the world of agronomy continue to improve, helping to secure the future of the industry.”

The Nuffield Farming Scholarships 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 2018 Nuffield Farming Scholarships is 31 July 2018.

To find out more head to stand 323 at Cereals, or visit


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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.