Young Northern NSW egg producer wins RAS Foundation-backed Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship
Posted on : 19 September 2018
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) has given its support to the highly-respected Nuffield Australia by backing one of the 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholarships.
Nuffield Australia’s farming scholarships aim to support and develop the next generation of Agricultural leaders by investing in research and innovation.
Announced overnight at the Nuffield National Conference Annual Awards Dinner in Melbourne, seventeen leading primary producers were awarded Nuffield Farming Scholarships.
Tenterfield’s Thomas Moore was one of the successful recipients.
Supported by the RASF, Thomas will now receive a $30,000 bursary to travel the globe conducting vital research into the free-range egg industry.
During his travels Thomas, an egg producer from the New England region, will investigate innovative hen housing methods to promote the growth of the Australian free-range egg industry and sustainable farming methods.
RAS Foundation Manager, Cecilia Logan highlights the importance of supporting our leading primary producers and the significant role they play in the future of the agricultural industry;
“By supporting Thomas in his investigation we are placing our trust in Australia’s brightest minds, the minds we believe can lead the way in sustainable Agriculture,” Ms Logan said.
“The RAS Foundation is proud to support such important research and The Nuffield Scholarship lends itself perfectly to our own mission of building a bright future for regional and rural communities,” she said.