Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Oxford Farming Conference Bursary awarded to two successful candidates.

20 November 2018

Judges from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society have awarded both Aled Daniel Jones from Clwyd and Carys Jones from Monmouthshire with the opportunity to attend the Oxford Farming Conference next January.

“We were very impressed with all of the candidates put forward by the counties this year” remarked the judges, Mared Rand Jones and Jonathan Evans. “Their high standards and achievements were admirable. Our final decision was very difficult, but we were both in full agreement that both Aled and Carys would benefit hugely from attending the 2019 conference.

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 2019 Oxford Farming Conference is World of Opportunity - where attendees and speakers will tackle difficult topics, including a headlining political briefing to challenge the latest developments of the proposed British Agricultural Policy, presented by the DEFRA Defra Secretary of State, looking at the World Beyond Brexit.

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

Aled and Carys will be invited to write an article for the 2019 Royal Welsh Journal and will be presented with their bursary on Monday 26 November at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.