The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust (NFST) has announced the appointment of 2021 Nuffield Farming Scholars, one of whom comes from the poultry sector:
Adrian Marshall is from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and works in the egg sector as Regional Technical Manager for Lohmann GB, providing hands-on support to farmer customers. He plans to study how the commercial egg sector can meet rising consumer interest, and looming regulatory changes, in bird welfare standards.
The group of 20 scholars, who come from across UK farming and rural industries, will seek guidance from industry leaders, experts and pioneers as they undertake their studies.
“Following an unprecedented and challenging year for UK agriculture, we are pleased to announce our 2021 Scholars,” said Mike Vacher, Nuffield Farming Director. “They have been carefully selected for both their passion for their chosen topic, and for their potential as future leaders within UK agriculture.
“Our 2021 scholars have selected a range of topics that span the breadth of the industry, including livestock, soft fruits, aquaculture and workforce diversity. A Nuffield scholarship is a life changing experience, and will no doubt prove invaluable to both Scholar businesses and to the industry as a whole.