Carly Buttrose. 2013 Nuffield Scholar
When I reflect on the past year of my Nuffield Scholarship and the journey taken, I can hardly believe it happened! Farming can be an isolating profession and when I applied it was with the intention of becoming part of a network of like-minded individuals who shared a passion for agriculture. What I got was so much more than that.
I met some the best farmers and researchers in the world and an experience that money cannot buy. I gained valuable knowledge about global agriculture and the sheep industry and made wonderful friends all over the world.
Taking extended time out of your business to complete a Nuffield Scholarship may appear an insurmountable hurdle. However, my experience showed that with some planning and faith in those at home, it is not only possible but the business may run better into the future because of the strategies put in place during the scholarship year.
It is a fantastic agricultural institution and I am incredibly grateful to have a scholarship bestowed upon me. It has already had so many positive impacts on my life both professionally and personally, and I highly recommend the experience.