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Two pig industry Nuffield Scholarships among 2019 intake

3rd Dec 2018 / By Alistair Driver

There were two representatives from the pig industry among the 2019 Nuffield Scholars announced by The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust (NFST) at its annual conference.

Nuffield scholarsHeidi Hall, from near York, is Anpario’s global technical manager for swine. She has been awarded a scholarship, generously supported by The John Oldacre Foundation to study ‘The Power of the Microbiome to produce Happy, Healthy Pigs’.

Chris Harraphas been generously supported by The John Oldacre Foundation with his topic  ‘Tourism/education diversification for pig farms – can indoor housing be made visually pleasing to the uninformed public, to encourage engagement?’. He comes from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire and is Estate Manager for J&E Dickenson.

Mike Vacher, Nuffield director, said: “UK agriculture is entering a period of unprecedented change, environmentally, socially and politically. Our 2019 scholars were selected from a strong set of applicants for their ability to lead positive change in farming, food, horticulture and other rural sectors, as well as their potential to inspire others during their scholarships and beyond."

The NPA's Georgina Crayford, a 2017 scholar, presented her report at this year's conference, which took place in Glasgow at the end of November. You can read about her report here

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