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Students Jacqui and Stuart Shortlisted in National Competition

Published Wednesday, 24th April 2013 in Study at SRUC news

SRUC students Jacqui Gardiner and Stuart Mitchell are among a list of 9 UK entries shortlisted for the Farmers Guardian Agricultural Student of the Year.

The paper is inviting public votes to be added to those of an independent judging panel. There is not much time, the closing date is tomorrow, 26th April!

Jacqui GardinerThe 3 finalists will be announced on May 3rd, with judging at Stoneleigh from 13th to 24th of the Month and the winner being announced on May 31st. The winner gets a chance to travel the world with a free flight, allowances to help with board and lodging, a placement with an approved AgriVenture host and much more support.

Jacquie Gardiner is 21 and studying on the Craibstone campus of Scotland’s Rural College where she is secretary of the Aberdeen Agricultural Society. A member of Brechin Young Farmers Club before starting her studies, she is working towards an Honours degree in Agriculture, although as yet Jacqui is uncertain about which sector she would like to work in. However she is far decided about the value of international Stuart Mitchellexperience and is determined to travel as much as possible and work abroad.

Stuart Mitchell is a year younger and from a mixed, family farm in the Borders. He wants to eventually take the 450 ha unit over and gained valuable experience of life in the hot seat during 2011 when his parents spent three weeks in Canada. Presently at SRUC’s Edinburgh campus Stuart has a particular interest in studying how different livestock breeds suit a range of climates and management systems. For him traveling means gaining experience abroad and bringing back the lessons learned to apply them at home.

Anyone wishing to vote can get more details of all the candidates in the April 19th edition of Farmers Guardian and vote via the Farmers Guardian website.

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