November 3, 2021
Jordans Cereals and The Prince’s Countryside Fund are excited to announce the six lucky beneficiaries of the Sustainable Agriculture Bursary for 2021: Phoebe Collins (RAU), Alexandra Godfrey (RAU), Jenny Hawkes (RAU), Alex Young (RAU), George Alvis (Reading), and Rory Bush (Reading).
Now in its third year, the Sustainable Agriculture Bursary supports the winners’ academic studies at either the Royal Agricultural University or the University of Reading, helping them to pursue their interest in, and knowledge of, sustainable farming and agricultural practices by providing them with a £3000 cash award in their first year, and a further £1000 cash award (provided by their university) in both their second and third years of study.
Known as an ‘experiential’ bursary, the funds and mentoring provided by Jordans and the PCF will allow the winners to partake in activities, such as events, conferences and trips abroad, which will help set them up for their future careers in sustainable agriculture.
Phoebe Collins said: “I am so overwhelmed and delighted to have been given this opportunity from Jordans and The Prince’s Countryside Fund. By having this opportunity, I will be able to broaden my knowledge on sustainable agriculture and express the importance of sustainable agriculture to the next farming generation. This award will allow me to extend my agricultural adventure even further and hopefully help me improve agriculture in ways that are yet to be discovered.”
Keith Halstead, Executive Director at The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “The Fund is delighted to support these six impressive future farmers as part of our partnership with Jordans Cereals. We look forward to working with them throughout their university education as they endeavour to create a more sustainable future for agriculture.”
Polly Rattue, Senior Brand Manager – Sustainability at Jordans Cereals said: “Loving, growing and protecting nature has always been at the heart everything we do at Jordans – but nature needs our help. 70% of UK land is farmed, meaning that the way farmland is managed has a big impact on wildlife and the intensification of farming for food production means that sustainable agriculture is more important than ever. We’re proud to support these six talented students as they begin their journey to become pioneers in sustainable farming.”
Find out more about the bursary here.
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