Would you like to develop your knowledge of a specific agricultural topic that will enable you to then disseminate this information to others ?
The Farmers Club Charitable Trust could support you.
Agriculture Educator Awards are specifically designed to help those employed in agricultural education to widen and develop their own technical expertise through study activities either in the UK or abroad.
It is expected that the knowledge and experience gained will then be disseminated to both students and others involved in the agriculture and agricultural education sector.
Although not an overriding criteria applications are especially welcome from those early in their careers in order to give an opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest which in addition to helping the employing institution will also serve to assist career prospects of individuals.
The subject areas studied by award recipients over recent years have been varied but applications focusing on the integration of science and technology in farming which contributes to the sustainability and profitability of agriculture in the UK as well as improving the future security of our food production will be especially welcome.
Recent Agricultural Educator Awards subject topics can be found here.
A total of approximately £25,000 is allocated for a number of awards. Normally study activities will be in the region of four weeks duration but longer or shorter term awards will also be considered.
A report summarising the award outcomes must be submitted to the Farmers Club and a summary of the report may be published in the Farmers Club Journal.
Applicants must at the time of application be actively involved in a relevant aspect of agricultural/land-based education or employed in a recognised agricultural establishment in the UK and applications must be supported by the employing institution.
Applications for 2021 must be received by the 12th of February and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on the 17th of March 2020.
Application forms, and information needed to support an application can be found below.
Reports on previous Agricultural Educators Awards