National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

18 May 2011

Following its sucessful launch at last year's annual convention NFYFC's Novartis travel scholarship is again this year offering a Young Farmers' Clubs member a chance to work on a sheep farm in New Zealand.

The scholar will receive an award of £1,500 to enable them to travel to New Zealand later this year and spend two weeks gaining hands-on experience on New Zealand sheep farms, as well as having the opportunity to travel in the country.

The scholarship is being provided by Novartis Animal Health (NAH) as part of its long-term commitment to the sheep industry and its support for Britain’s young farmers.

Last year's scholarship was won by Staffordshire YFC’s Alex Mackellar: "I was shocked to win but absolutely over the moon,” said Alex, who works on the family’s sheep and arable farm. “This scholarship is a fantastic opportunity of a lifetime to really gain something - not just go somewhere different but learn something new to use in your work.”

The winning scholar is also equipped with a laptop and video camera to enable them to produce weekly blogs and a video diary of their visit which is showcased on both the Novartis and NFYFC websites.

The scholarship is open to full YFC members aged 18 by the time of travel and a maximum age of 26 on 1 September 2011.

Candidates must submit a report examining the benefits of parasite control and how this impacts on productivity in farming and the report should not be more than 500 words long.

You may wish to send in a short video presentation, of between two-five minutes, introducing yourself, where you live and detailing your career or education. This is optional and not mandatory.

All entries should be forwarded to the NFYFC, YFC Centre 10th Street, Stoneleigh Park Kenilworth CV8  2LG, marked for the attention of Diane Calvert by no later than Friday 11 June 2011.


Click here to download full details of how to apply for the scholarship.

Click here to read Alex's blog from the 2010 trip.

 


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