Previous winners of the Gareth Raw Rees Memorial ScholarshipPrevious winners of the Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Scholarship

Young people from Wales have 10 days left to apply for a £2,500 travel scholarship to enable them to learn more about global agriculture.

The Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Scholarship, supported by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, is open to anyone under 30.

In 2015, seven young people benefited from the award, and between them visited Canada, USA, New Zealand, France, Switzerland and Patagonia.

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Dai Davies, chairman of NFU Mutual’s advisory board for Wales said it was a fantastic opportunity for people to learn from farming methods in other parts of the world.

In today’s fast changing agricultural industry, it’s vital that our young farmers gain a wider perspective to help them farm successfully, which is why NFU Mutual is a strong supporter of the scholarship scheme Dai Davies, NFU Mutual’s advisory board 

“In today’s fast changing agricultural industry, it’s vital that our young farmers gain a wider perspective to help them farm successfully, which is why NFU Mutual is a strong supporter of the scholarship scheme.

The winners will be announced at the 2016 Royal Welsh Show.

The closing date for applications is 6 May.

Application forms are available from Peter Howells at NFU Cymru on 01982 554 200 or email: peter.howells@nfu.org.uk.

The scholarship is managed by Gareth Raw Rees’ family, NFU Cymru, NFU Mutual, Wales Young Farmers’ Clubs, the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University and the Future Farmers of Wales.