August 30, 2016
Scottish student wins Best of British Farming Bursary
A young Scottish Rural University College (SRUC) student has been awarded one of four national bursaries this autumn in an innovative Agrii scheme to encourage and reward those passionate about the future of British farming.
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 SRUC, Oatridge.
He received a grant of £1500 as part of the company’s Best of British Farming Bursaries designed to support courses of study and projects that further the knowledge and development of young farming professionals and are of value to British farming as a whole.
Ineligible for local authority funding, Andy is putting his bursary towards a year’s tuition at the college.
“Going from employment back to full-time study is not easy,” he pointed out. “Especially so having changed careers and without reserves to fall back on.
“I’m particularly excited about using science and technology to meet the challenges of modern crop production and soil management in the face of our increasingly variable climate.
“The Agrii award will help me combine my broad field experience with a formal qualification to equip me for a future in farm management or agronomy.”