Sustainable Agriculture Bursary launch day

On Tuesday 5th November, we celebrated the official launch of the Jordans and The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Sustainable Agriculture Bursary 2019. The winners of the 2019 Bursary gathered at the beautiful Jordans Mill in Biggleswade, the original production site of Jordans and one of the last working roller mills in the country.

During the day, the students had a busy timetable; firstly they received some advice about a career in agriculture from the Jordans CEO, Paul Murphy, and then listened to a talk about Jordans and their history. Following this, they learnt more about The Prince’s Countryside Fund and their programmes, as well as hearing from other organisations in the Jordans Farm Partnership, the Wildlife Trust and LEAF. Finally, the students spoke to one of Jordans’ agronomists, who explained some of the exciting developments taking place within cereals.

The day was a fantastic opportunity for the winners to meet one another, ask questions about the organisations involved, as well as be treated to a lovely lunch! Thank you to Jordans for arranging such a wonderful day.

Applications are now open for students starting at university in 2020. The bursary is available for students at the University of Reading and the Royal Agricultural University who have a genuine interest and passion for sustainable agriculture. To find out more, click here.