New chair elected at Nuffield AGM

COUNTRY SUPPORT: Nuffield Scholars came together for the Annual General Meeting in Kangaroo Island last week.
COUNTRY SUPPORT: Nuffield Scholars came together for the Annual General Meeting in Kangaroo Island last week.

Nuffield SA recently held its Annual General Meeting on Kangaroo Island, with Nuffield Scholars recalling how the devastating bushfires impacted their lives.

Guest speakers Steph Wurst and Jenny Stanton recounted their experience while new State Chair Carley Bussencshutt serving as the MC for the well-attended meeting

Fellow scholar Matt Korcz delivered a speech about the Kangaroo Island Feral Pig Eradication Program, which is a three-year program aimed at eradicating feral pigs from the island by 2023.

It's a partnership between the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board and National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Local Nuffield Scholar Andrew Heinrich said there was a good attendance at the AGM from the mainland.

"They wanted to share their love and come to Kangaroo Island because we've had a tough time ... I think they enjoyed their trip," he said.

Nuffield Australia is known as the country's leading agricultural scholarship organisation. The program awards primary producers with scholarships to travel and study an agricultural topic of choice.

Scholars are selected annually as people who are committed and passionate about farming or fishing, are at the leading edge of technology uptake and potential future leaders.

Scholars continue to be involved with Nuffield after they complete their final reporting commitments and along with investors, make Nuffield one of the most influential agricultural networks in Australia.

For more information including how to apply for a Nuffield Scholarship, visit https://www.nuffield.com.au/.