Best of British Farming Study Awards 2016

Your Best of British Farming Study Awards 2016

2016 Best of British Farming Bursaries

Study Award Inspiration

We were so inspired by Jimmy, Rod and Vicky Smith’s world wheat yield record this summer that we have offered four people the chance to further their knowledge and make a difference to British farming.

Their 16.52t/Ha from a Master Seed crop of Dickens shows just what is possible when the best of British farming, innovative agronomy and agri-intelligence combine.

Read more about their achievement here

Make your mark on British Farming

Making their mark on British Farming

Four farm professionals of the future from across the country have been awarded Best of British Farm bursaries this autumn in Agrii’s Study Award scheme to encourage and reward those passionate about the future of British farming.

Each winner has been awarded a £1500 grant towards assisting their current studies or career plans.

Study Award Winners


Louise Burden (Bishop Burton)

Bishop Burton foundation degree student, Louise Burden (20) is putting her award to use in examining the value of a range of cover crops in supporting lamb finishing as part of her family’s Yorkshire arable contracting business.

Read Louise’s full story here


Andrew Low (Scottish Rural University Collage)

Coming from a non-farming background and with over six years’ experience as a full-time tractor driver, 29 year-old Andy Low is studying for an HNC in Agriculture at the Scottish Rural University College (SRUC), Oatridge.  Ineligible for local authority funding, he is putting his bursary towards a year’s tuition fees.

Read Andrew’s full story here


William Watts (Harper Adams)

Harper Adams graduate, William Watts (26) researching biofumigation for potato cyst nematode (PCN) control in a PhD at the University, is using his Agrii award to attend the 6th International Symposium of Biofumigation in South Africa to present a paper on the subject.

Read William’s full story here


Robert Coe (Contract Sprayer)

Also with a degree in Agriculture from Harper Adams University, 25 year-old Robert Coe is building his own contract-spraying business on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, having purchased a self-propelled sprayer in May 2015 with savings from a cereal harvest in Australia and freelance work for East Anglian farmers and contractors.  He is using his award to undertake a BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection over the coming season.

Read Robert’s full story here

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