Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Oxford Farming Conference Bursary awarded to young dairy farmer from Carmarthen

10 November 2016

Judges from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society have awarded a young dairy farmer from Carmarthen, Jonathan Evans, with the opportunity to attend the Oxford Farming Conference next January.
“All of the candidates submitted by the counties this year were very impressive and showed a huge amount of enthusiasm and confidence in the future of the agricultural sector.” remarked the judges, Menna Evans and Dafydd Lewis.  

“It was a difficult decision, but we were both in full agreement that Jonathan’s enthusiasm and true appetite to attend and learn at the conference shone through.”

“The mission of the Oxford Farming Conference is to 'Inform, Challenge and Inspire' and we are certain Jonathan will embrace this opportunity and be able to further his involvement in shaping the future of Welsh agriculture as a result.

The Oxford Farming Conference, held annually in early January, has established a reputation for strong debate and exceptional speakers. The conference is one of the most important events of its kind bringing together farmers, politicians, scientists and others to discuss the future development of the agricultural industry. The theme for the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference is Thrive or Survive - apt given the depressed status of many commodity sectors.

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

Jonathan will be invited to write an article for the 2017 Royal Welsh Journal and will be presented with his bursary on Monday 28 November at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.