Young farmer needed for a trip to Canada

The Glendale Agricultural Society is seeking a young farmer to attend the 28th Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RACS) Conference in Canada.

Friday, 6th April 2018, 3:54 pm
Updated Friday, 6th April 2018, 3:59 pm
Jack Frater

It is offering a bursary to support the successful candidate while he or she is at the conference and there will also be the potential opportunity to attend beef, dairy, vegetable and cropping specific tours.

This year’s three-day RASC Conference is to be held in Edmonton between November 5 and 8.

Former bursary recipient Jack Frater said: “This is absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet like-minded people from across the Commonwealth.

“I would urge any young person involved in the agricultural industry to take full advantage of this experience.”

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Glendale’s chosen candidate will attend the full conference where they will hear about how Northlands has cultivated the knowledge and experience to bring people together, spark interest and shine a light on Alberta’s agricultural industry.

They will also be given an insight into the journey from gate to plate through educational programmes, special events and the province’s culinary/food distribution channels.

The candidate will hear from experts in their field, along with having the opportunity to network with many other commonwealth agricultural professionals.

The GAS scholarship provides a contribution towards expenses and support for the chosen candidate in obtaining any necessary funding.

The candidate must be under the age of 40, with an involvement in agriculture, with the potential to contribute to the long-term face of agriculture in the region, country and the Commonwealth.

Anyone wishing to apply should express their interest by email to by April 20, and explain in no more than 500 words why they would like to attend and how they feel that it would benefit both their future career and the Glendale Agricultural Society.

Simon Orpwood, a member of the GAS and Trustee of the RASC, said: “The is a unique opportunity for a member of GAS and excellent learning and knowledge transfer platform for any young person looking to further their career in the agricultural industry.

“I am sure there will be many similarities between farming here in the UK and Canada so the information that is gathered during the conference and the people that the successful candidate meets will remain with them for the rest of their lives.”

For more information on the RASC Conference visit