Suffolk Rising Star Scholarship Award

Suffolk is searching for the county’s future farming movers and shakers. And there are prizes worth £800 for the winner.

Suffolk’s Rising Star Scholarship Award is being organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association and is open to young persons aged from 19 to 30 years old who are working in agriculture or the allied industries. 

The Award is about recognising those who are still in the early stages of their chosen career but are already starting to stand out. They will live and work in Suffolk, be actively involved in the sector, be endorsed by their employer and able to demonstrate projects and initiatives they are involved in at their work place.

These proactive people could already be introducing new ideas to the businesses in which they work. This might be through the introduction of new technology, different working practices or just the ability to look afresh at ways to tackle an everyday issue.
They will have a passion for promoting a proper understanding about food and farming to the next generation, perhaps they get involved in the School Farm and Country Fair, the Food and Farming Student Day or an educational event at the local show or school or maybe they are particularly skilled at mentoring and training staff in their business.


There is a fantastic £800 package of prizes for the winner:

  • A place at the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) on 7-9 January 2020.  Endorsed by the OFC as ‘The Suffolk Scholarship Award’ the free place at this key event in the farming calendar along with money for accommodation is worth £500.  
  • A year’s membership of the Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA) which includes 2 adult and 1 car pass tickets to the Suffolk Show with use of the Members Area.
  • A year’s subscription to the under 30’s Farmers’ Club. Farming’s home from home in London with completive accommodation and events which give opportunities to meet like-minded people from across the Country and wider. 
  • Two Tickets to the SAA Awards Dinner on Thursday 17 October 2019

Philip Ainsworth, Chief Executive of the Suffolk Agricultural Association explained:

‘We are keen to recognise the contribution made by those who are already starting to make a difference in our industry. The winner will be presented their prize in the main ring as part of the Grand Parade following on from the presentation of the Suffolk Agricultural Apprentice Awards. This will have the added benefit of demonstrating to the crowds agricultural career progression and ideally encourage young people to check out the wide range of opportunities in food and farming.’

To download the application form, please click here.

For more information please contact Hannah Woods
Email: hannah.woods@suffolkshow.co.uk
Telephone: 01473 707118