Future of farming tackled with help from OF&G agroecology scholarship

A scholarship to teach the food producers of tomorrow how to link agriculture with conservation has been launched in memory of a leading figure in the organic livestock sector.

The OF&G and Harper Adams University Agroecology Scholarship will see one student receive £4000 to help fund their place to study an MSc in Agroecology as part of the award.

One of only a few courses of its kind in the UK, the course aims to prepare students for a career in conservation agriculture by addressing the ways the agricultural industry can meet the growing demand for food whilst protecting natural resources.

It includes modules that directly investigate farming and ecological systems, such as sustainable farming and biodiversity and ecosystem services.

The Agroecology Scholarship has been created to recognise the work of Bill Allen, a former director of organic licensing body OF&G who passed away in 2005.

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