NFYFC have been given the amazing opportunity to allow one of its members to take part in the Richard Wigram NZ Scholarship. Applications are invited from members aged 18-28.
Closing date for entries is 28 January 2024.
Interviews will be held in February at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Somerset TA6 6DF.
1 x Return flight to NZ leaving June/July (2024) ready for the calving season.
There is a good list of potential employers, who will provide accommodation, many of whom have hosted our recipients in the past.
The duration of the trip is 8 - 10 months paid work and then up two months sightseeing etc. If you wish.
This will give those travelling an excellent opportunity to get experience of sustainable dairy farming - cows just fed grass and supplementary crops.
Wonderful scenery and the opportunity to experience many outdoor activities and a different culture.
I am having an amazing time - it's great out here in NZ. Everyone has been very friendly and I'm enjoying the work. Thank you for the opportunity, I really appreciate it. Currently in the North Island near Hamilton milking cows and sheep - I don't think there are many sheep milking flocks in NZ or UK!
Going to NZ undoubtedly has been the best stepping stone for me in jump starting my career. I could never recommend it enough to any young farmer considering the opportunity.
YFC Travel is generously supported by Young Farmers Ambassadors and NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.