[3 November/Stuff]

Minister for Agriculture Damien O’Connor has announced five New Zealand Nuffield scholars for 2017. The scholarship award recognises emerging agricultural leaders. Recipients this year include Simon Cook, Andy Elliot, Turi McFarlane, Solis Norton and Kate Scott. The 12-month scholarship programme, with up to 20 weeks spent overseas, allows participants to spend time away from their business and to travel to observe, immerse, reflect and learn about global agricultural practices and the contexts they are operating within. The five new scholars join more than 140 New Zealand agricultural leaders, over more than 60 years, to have been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship.