Fostering leadership capacity in Canadian agriculture

WGRF is a proud sponsor of Nuffield Canada’s Farming Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually to individuals with a passion for agriculture and a desire to expand their knowledge through a multi-week program of international study. The experience results in personal and professional benefit, while adding leadership capacity to Canadian agriculture.

2018 WGRF Nuffield Scholar

Ryan Boyd (@Glantonboyd ) from Forrest Manitoba, was selected as the 2018 WGRF Nuffield Scholar. Ryan is a managing partner of a family farming operation. His proposed study topic is focusing on soil health and sustainability.

2016 WGRF Nuffield Scholar

Matt Hamill (@HamillMatt), from Red Deer, Alberta, was selected as the 2016 WGRF Nuffield Scholar. He studied business administration at Red Deer College, through Mount Royal College, and works as an ag lender. In 2014, Matt co-founded Red Shed Malting, one of the first specialty malt houses in Alberta. He will study craft malting company best practices, looking for ways to grow and improve the malt industry, and other value-added opportunities, in Canada.

How to apply

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