David Butler, Blackbird Farming’s Fruit Manager has been awarded a place on the prestigious Nuffield Scholarship programme for 2020 against significant competition. His subject ‘Biodiversity for the future of Fruit Farming’ captured the interest of the Interview Panel and David’s studies will be sponsored by ‘Thatcher’s Cider’.
There are various training events and learning opportunities leading up to the Nuffield Conference in Australia in March. David will take the opportunity to travel and study throughout the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Poland and America via Washington University who are world leaders in ‘Integrated Pest Management’. This is a fabulous opportunity for David to enhance his learning and build on his existing skill base by reaching out into the wider International Agricultural and Horticultural industry through the Nuffield Scholarship programme.