The Company sponsors a Nuffield Farming Trust Scholar in the category of sheep, wool, or textiles.
The 2014/15 project by Jen Hunter looked at how wool is processed to suit today’s environmental concerns; compare natural and synthetic fibers; and to allow consumers to make informed decisions about ethical and ecological production techniques. The ultimate goals are finished wool products that are as carbon neutral as the fleece itself, manufactured as a natural, long-life textile and for the product owner to appreciate wool as a truly versatile, protective and comforting, renewable and biodegradable by-product. Her Report: http://nuffieldinternational.org/live/Report/UK/2014/jennifer-hunter
Nuffield is an organisation that awards individuals with life changing opportunities that span their personal and professional lives, with a view to developing agricultural sector leaders and innovators of the future. Each year Nuffield Farming Scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals working in farming, horticulture, forestry or any other countryside and ancillary industry, or are in a position to influence those who do, and are resident in the UK. They will have spent at least two years working in their current appointment, be at least three years since leaving full time education or study and be no more than 45 years old.
The Company is one of the sponsors who makes funding available to assist overseas travel and a period of study for candidates wishing to look at topics pertinent to the sheep industry, and in particular the production and marketing of wool.
More details and an application form will be found on www.nuffieldscholar.org