Grain research around the world


Rebecca Hannam (Ontario Grain Farmer)

Touring eight countries on four continents in six weeks may sound like a whirlwind adventure for even the most seasoned traveler but for Crosby Devitt, it’s only the first task as a Nuffield Canada scholarship recipient.

Devitt, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s manager of market development and research, was awarded a 2012 scholarship in January and recently completed the program’s first travel component.

“Visiting farms and farm groups around the world gave me a new perspective on what happens beyond the Canadian border that I can apply to my role in agricultural research,” he says.

With the mission of fostering agricultural leadership through international study, three Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarships are awarded to individuals each year through a competitive application process. Recipients first participate in a Global Focus Program trip, like the one just completed by Devitt, and then conduct an independent study project to produce a written report and presentation on a chosen agricultural topic.

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