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2021 Nuffield NZ Scholarships Awarded

2021 Nuffield Scholars

Photo from left to right: Lynsey Stratford, Daniel Eb, David Eade, Hon Minister Damien O’Connor, John Foley, Ben Anderson 

 

Media release, Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

The latest cohort of emerging leaders in New Zealand’s primary sector were awarded a 2021 Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarship at Parliament on 3rd November. The Scholarships were awarded by Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity and Food Safety, Minister for Rural Communities and Minister of State for Trade and Export.

The 2021 Nuffield scholars are Ben Anderson, owner and manager of a dry stock farm in Hawkes Bay, David Eade, owner of a finishing block in Whanganui and GM of Apiary Solutions, Daniel Eb, Auckland based Communication Strategist, John Foley, Senior Seed Production Agronomist for PGG Wrightson Seeds in Christchurch and Lynsey Stratford, an equity partner in a 420 cow dairy farm in Curio Bay and Dairy Environment Leader with Dairy NZ.

Click here to read the 2021 Nuffield Scholar bios.

The travel programme for scholars next year will be different to previous years due to border closures resulting from COVID19.  Typically, the Nuffield Scholarship programme involves travel internationally for at least four months and participation in a Contemporary Scholars Conference with Nuffield Scholars from around the world. Followed by a six-week Global Focus Programme through several countries with other scholars. 

“Next year our scholars will start their programme with extensive national travel to gain greater insights and deeper understanding into New Zealand’s primary sector before embarking on any international travel” says Nuffield NZ Chairman, Andrew Watters.

“Although the programme will be delivered differently to previous years, it will offer scholars new opportunities and experiences, along with a global perspective whether or not scholars travel abroad” says Watters.

The five new Scholars will join more than 160 Nuffield alumni who have been awarded Nuffield Scholarships over the past 70 years. Their research topics are likely to cover a range of different agricultural issues such as climate change, fractional investing in agriculture, repositioning the role that farming plays in society, technology in agriculture around automation of roles and health, safety and wellbeing on farm.

2019 Regional Forums – August

Come along and bring a potential Nuffielder or Kellogger as a guest!

A new initiative to connect all our alumni in each region with a chance to;

  • meet and connect with other Kelloggers & Nuffielders in your region
  • bring and introduce someone who may be interested in doing a Kellogg or Nuffield programme in 2020 or in future
  • hear some insights from recent Nuffield & Kellogg scholar reports
  • connect with possible mentors/mentees
  • give feedback and interest in ongoing professional development or local initiatives

We have to start somewhere and have identified 6 regions for this year and will then will do different regions next year. Invitations will be sent to all alumni in those regions in next week.

  • Hawkes Bay – 13th August, Hawkes Bay
  • Bay of Plenty – 14th of August, Mt Maunganui
  • Nelson/Marlborough – 15th August, Blenheim
  • Northland – 20th August, Whangarei
  • Southland/Otago – 22nd August, Gore
  • Waikato – 27th August, Hamilton

Not in these regions?
If you know some potential Kelloggers or YOU can attend one of the below, we would love to see you or them!! Just contact usprogrammes@ruralleaders.co.nz as the invitation to the forums will only go to those in each region.

To register your interest in an event, email programmes@ruralleaders.co.nz

Nuffield International Triennial and NZ Nuffield Conference

20 March – 01 April 2020

Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Join us at Nuffield2020, the key forum for Nuffield alumni globally to get together for networking, ongoing learning and development. We have a programme that will focus on successful innovation and business models as we innovate for the future. Nuffield2020 coincides with our bi-annual Nuffield New Zealand conference and an important milestone of 70 years of the Nuffield New Zealand organisation and scholarships.

 

See the program of events and more information on our website www.nuffield2020.com

 

Contact:

Deb Gee  |  Conference Secretariat

secretariat@nuffield2020.com or +64 27 606 1810