Nuffield Scholarships enable dynamic Australian farmers to travel internationally, expand their personal horizons and learn from leading agriculturalists around the world. Scholars visit innovative farmers to study global farming practices and bring new ideas and inspiration to farming businesses in Australia.
This initiative forms part of Gardiner Dairy Foundations commitment to building industry leadership capability, through our People Development portfolio. It aims to develop Victorian dairy farmers to ensure that the industry has the required leadership, knowledge and skills for long-term success.
Strategic importance to the industry
The Australian dairy industry needs to be competitive on a global scale. Dairy farmers associated with Nuffield are exposed to cutting-edge technology globally, that could transform dairy farming and the dairy industry in general. They develop their networks, approaches and confidence, and bring valuable innovation home to share their learnings with the wider dairy community and creating more successful businesses.
The global market has become increasingly competitive as the dairy capability and capacity of many nations has increased. The sustainability and growth of the Australian dairy industry depends on the ability of our famers to adopt new technologies and more efficient production practices.
Gardiner Dairy Foundation has partnered with Nuffield Australia to provide a Victorian dairy farmer with a Nuffield Farming Scholarship each year. This scholarship is a unique opportunity for a Victorian dairy farmer to experience agriculture from a global perspective, investigate their chosen agricultural topic, and to innovate on their own farms and within their dairy communities.
Successful applicants spend a total of 16 weeks travelling the world – including 6 weeks of group travel through the global powerhouses of agriculture, in countries such as China, India, Brazil, USA, Canada and through Europe. Scholars then travel for a further 10 weeks by themselves, tapping into Nuffields global network of farming scholars to drill down into a research topic of interest to them and of value to the industry. Importantly, they then become part of a powerful alumni network of scholars right around the world, providing life-long opportunities for further learning and friendship.
2021 Gardiner Dairy Foundation Nuffield Scholarship
Gardiner Dairy Foundation strategically invests to develop people and capability in the Victorian dairy industry. An important part of this investment each year is a fully funded opportunity for one Victorian Dairy Producer to complete a Nuffield Farming Scholarship.
Nuffield gives primary producers a life changing opportunity to travel overseas and study a topic of their choosing, related to primary production.
Download the 2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarship brochure to learn more about Nuffield and the Gardiner Dairy Foundation Scholarship opportunity. Click here to download the Nuffield brochure
Applications for 2021 are now closed and will open June 2020.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a Nuffield Farming Scholarship, funded by the Gardiner Dairy Foundation visit the Nuffield Australia Website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Previous scholar reports Brendan Hehir 2016 | John Keely 2015 | Aubrey Pellet 2013 | Damian Murphy 2012 | Graeme Nicoll 2010 | Jamie Snell 2006
For more information: Visit the Nuffield Website or Contact Gardiner Dairy Foundation