With more than £10,000 available for successful appicants, the scholarship fund launched by the Lancaster and Morecambe Agriculture and Horticultural Society Trustees in 2009 encourages young farmers and horticulturalists to study or explore business ideas abroad.
In 2014, winners of the scholarship included Ian Atkinson who received £3500 for travelling to New Zealand to study different livestock selling strategies. Joe Towers was awarded £3000 to travel to China to look at the Chinese dairy industry and discover the opportunities that exist for UK businesses.
In addition to the travel bursary, the Lancaster and Morecambe Agriculture and Horticultural Society trustees also funded an entrepreneurial young farmer to attend the Oxford Farming Conference in January 2015. Bethany Carr received £600 towards her trip and will be encouraging people to apply for the funds.
To date more than £60,000 has been provided for rural youngsters to expand their horizons. Those individuals have travelled to France, USA, Australia and New Zealand, looking at a varied range of issues from walling techniques to beef rearing, sheep marketing, equine development and wholesale flower businesses. Applicants must prepare a proposal outlining how they would use the fund and why they would benefit.
13th February – Launch evening @ Myerscough College
8th March – Application deadline
15th March – Shortlist
29th March – Interviews
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