HCC Scholarship offers global opportunity

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Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is offering the chance to participate on a global fact-finding mission through its annual HCC Scholarship scheme. 

Previous HCC Scholars have visited North and South America, Australia and New Zealand to learn about and discuss innovations that have boosted business, supported sustainability and primed profitability.

James Ruggeri, HCC’s industry development executive, said: “Are there areas of your business that need improving but you’re not quite sure what could help? No matter what size your farm or where you’re from, if you’re keen to learn more and you work full-time in the red meat industry in Wales, the HCC Scholarship opportunity could be just what is needed.

“The HCC Scholarship is an opportunity to broaden your horizons and increase your knowledge of the red meat sector well beyond Wales,” said Ruggeri. “You are funded, up to £3,000, to travel and stay at a country of your choice for between four and six weeks and investigate new and innovative techniques that could be applied to your own business and the industry as a whole. In return, you are expected to share your newfound know-how with the industry. As a Scholar, you will report on your adventures and give talks to local farmer groups.”

Eurion Thomas, chair of the HCC Scholarship Association, said: “You will join the Scholarship Association – an exclusive ‘club’ of former scholars who have grown into a new role of industry mentors and ambassadors and who often continue their research to take on their knowledge to the next level.”

The deadline for applications is 17 June. Click here for more details: http://hccmpw.org.uk/farming/scholarships/

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