Nearly 40 scholars to present their findings in November following years of Covid disruption

The 2021 Nuffield Conference was held at Cardiff City Hall

The 2021 Nuffield Conference was held at Cardiff City Hall

Nuffield Farming is holding a “super conference’ in November featuring a bumper crop of scholars.

After several years of delayed travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly 40 Nuffield Farming scholars will present their findings at this year’s event, to be held from 14-16 November at Sandy Park in Exeter, Devon.

“Tickets to our conference are not restricted just to scholars, and Nuffield welcomes anyone who wishes to attend,” said Mike Vacher, director of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust. “With study titles spanning a huge range of topics and sectors, this year’s event is not to be missed for anyone who works within the food, farming, rural and land-based industries in the UK.

“We look forward to hearing from our 2020, 2021 and 2022 scholars about net-zero agendas, public perceptions, plant breeding, livestock management, aquaculture, viticulture, deer management, robotics, data monitoring, water – the list goes on.”

The three-day agenda includes a welcome buffet, formal annual dinner, two days of scholar presentations, and a pre-conference farm visit to Wastenage Farms, where Pete and Di Wastenage milk 2,700 cows on a low-cost, pasture-based system. 

Full details about the conference, including ticketing information, can be found on the Trust’s website at Tickets are now available to purchase at a discounted early-bird price until 31 August.