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Nuffield Scholarship

Nuffield is an organisation that awards individuals with life changing opportunities that span their personal and professional lives, with a view to developing agricultural sector leaders and innovators of the future. The funding can be used to sponsor overseas travel and assist with a period of study for those in the farming industry, or those associated to agriculture and rural industry.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is one of many sponsors involved with Nuffield and has a close working relationship with our chosen Nuffield Scholar.  

Find out more information about the Nuffield Scholarship Programme


Hugh Shedden, of Shedden Farms, Shipton by Beningbrough near York is our Nuffield Scholar for 2016/2017 and will be using his studies to look at improving practical efficiencies and cost effectiveness to inform and improve British pig production.  Read more about his work on our latest news section.

Richard Hinchliffe was our Nuffield Scholar for 2015/2016. Richard studied ‘Herbicide Resistant Weeds: Investigating a sustainable future for arable farming’ and has travelled to the USA, Canada, Australia, South America and Germany to see how farmers deal with herbicide resistant weeds in different climates, crops and use of different establishment techniques from around the world. His report is available to download here.

The Nuffield Scholar for 2013/2014 was Richard Pennock, Assistant Farm Manager of Myton Hall Farms, North Yorkshire. His research was based on "Improving Efficiency in the UK's Beef Industry". Download his full report here.

Tamara Hall was the 2012/2013 Scholar and her research title was “Does Community Supported Agriculture offer a viable alternative for the Producer and Consumer?”

Tamara set aside some farmland for the residents of Beverley to use as allotments and her Nuffield Scholarship helped to progress this and take it to the next level.  You can keep up to date with Tamara’s activities here.

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