Royal Welsh Bursary winners for the Oxford Farming Conference

18 November 2015

Once again the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Oxford Farming Conference Bursary has been awarded to two candidates.

The winners are Mr Carwyn Rees of Llandovery, Carmarthenshire and Miss Abigail Reader of Wenvoe, Cardiff.

“All six candidates this year were very impressive and showed a huge amount of enthusiasm and confidence in the future of the agricultural sector and a loyal commitment to their local communities and beyond.” remarked the judges, Mrs Menna Evans and Mr Chris Hanks, in their report. 

“It was a difficult decision, but the bursary has been awarded to two excellent and very worthy candidates, both of whom were of a high calibre and will be more than capable of contributing confidently and positively to the conference.”

The Oxford Conference, held annually in early January, is one of the most important of its kind bringing together farmers, politicians, scientists and others to discuss the future development of the agricultural industry. The 2016 conference will have a number of high prolife and influential speakers and will include the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Assistant Chief Executive, Mr Aled Jones.

To qualify for the award candidates must be between 25 and 35 years old and working in a land-based industry. 

The winners will each be invited to write an article for the 2016 Royal Welsh Journal and they will be presented with their awards on Monday 30 November at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.