2017 Queensland Nuffield Scholars announced

EVERY year Nuffield Australia Farming awards scholarships to chosen farmers.

Scholars are provided with $30,000 to embark on a 16-week program travelling the world and studying with the aim to increase farming knowledge, skills and techniques.

Four Queenslanders were awarded the scholarship for 2017.

Alexander Nixon, from Drillham, will investigate how to make broad acre farming more sustainable.

Glenn Wormald, from Guthalungra, will travel to successful prawn nurseries throughout the world and bring their knowledge and experience back to Australia.

Luke Bradley, from Springsure, will travel to world-best farming enterprises with the aim to reignite Australian leadership in precision agriculture.

Matthew Fealy, from Mareeba, will investigate how the use of robotics in horticulture has the opportunity to revolutionise the industry.

Queensland Nuffield Chair Natalie Williams said the scholars will present a diverse range of findings.

"After returning from global study tours, Alex, Luke, Glenn and Matthew will share their diverse and insightful findings with other producers and stakeholders in their respective industries and communities,” Ms Williams said.

"Using this model, Nuffield Australia continues to build capacity for the nation's food and fibre industries to be world-leaders in the adoption of the latest and most effective technology, best practice and innovation.”

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