New Zealand work
experience opportunity for young dairy farmers

The Stephen Cullinan Scholarship, organised by Macra na Feirme, and kindly sponsored by The Irish Farmer’s Journal, is now open for applications for 2013.

The Stephen Cullinan Scholarship, organised by Macra na Feirme, and kindly sponsored by The Irish Farmer’s Journal, is now open for applications for 2013.

Now in its 35th year, the scholarship will send two successful candidates who are interested in pursuing a fulltime career in agriculture to New Zealand to work and gain experience of New Zealand farming methods.

The scholarship is open to any young farmer from the North or South of Ireland over 18 and under 30 years of age on 1 January 2013. The closing date is the 26th April 2013.

The scholarship winners will gain valuable experience and learn new skills while working on a farm for 6 months. They will get paid and return flights with travel and work insurance will be included.

The scholarship was founded by the Agricultural Trust in memory of Stephen Cullinan, founder and first secretary of Macra na Feirme and also first editor of what is today’s Irish Farmers’ Journal.

The scholarship will start in July and the work placement will be for a minimum of 6 months, with flights valid for a year.

Young farmers who are interested in applying should text “Macra” followed by their name and address to 51444 for further information or seewww.macra.ie