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Velcourt scholars: Jack Elworthy & Matthew Carter

Posted 18 February 2016

Jack, left, and Matthew, right, with Velcourt Farm Manager Mark Ward.  Farm

Dairy

Jack Elworthy, an agriculture with farm business management undergraduate student, has been awarded the Velcourt Dairy Scholarship at Harper Adams University.

Jack, 21, from Golant, South Cornwall, said: “I feel very proud to have been awarded the scholarship as it has given me an opportunity to undertake my placement year within the dairy industry, further enhancing my knowledge in farm management.

“My placement will also provide me with an opportunity to join the Velcourt Management Training Scheme following graduation.

“Additionally, I see the Velcourt Scholarship as a chance to receive some money to help me with pay for some practical land-based skills courses such as the trailer and tele handler test.

“I hope to become a top rate dairy farm manager, potentially working for a company such as Velcourt that could enable me to further progress as my career continues.” 

Arable

Meanwhile, Matthew Carter, 20, from Stansted, Essex, has been awarded the Velcourt Arable Scholarship. 

The second year BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Mechanisation student receives £3,500 towards his studies, plus a paid, placement year job with the Velcourt farming business, based in Dover, East Kent.

He said: “I applied for the Velcourt scholarship because it is a highly reputable, state-of-the-art farming business within both the UK and Europe. 

“I feel Privileged to be the given the opportunity to work with such a modern and progressive farming business. It will enable me to further my career aspirations, knowledge and practical experience within the arable sector. 

Matthew’s placement work will include Quadtrac cultivations, combining, spraying, fertiliser spreading, drilling, using GPS and VRA, and becoming involved in all aspects of arable and farm management on a day-to-day basis.

He hopes to have a success career in Arable Farm Management. 

 

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