The recipients of Nuffield Farming Scholarships for 2019 were awarded last week, covering a wide range of areas within the agribusiness sector. The scholarships were announced as part of the 2018 Nuffield Australia National Conference, held in Melbourne from 18-20 September.

Scholarship awardees will receive a $30,000 bursary to travel and complete research in their chosen field. Recipients included:

  • Victorian vegetable grower Natasha Shields, whose research will look at alternative packaging and shelf-life outcomes for organic fresh produce;
  • Queensland vegetable grower Kerri-Ann Lamb, who will research emerging trends, risks and opportunities in the fresh cut potato, sweet potato, onion; and
  • Pumpkin market and New South Wales vegetable grower Christina Kelman, who will research innovative and productive sustainable food system throughout Europe, India and Canada.

For a full list of scholarship recipients, please see The Weekly Times website. For profiles on each of the Scholars, please click here.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 25 September 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!

VG14065 – Nuffield Scholarship is funded by Hort Innovation using the vegetable research and development levies and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.