Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society launches 2022 scholarship for students – Swansea Bay News
The Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society is seeking the county’s top progressive farmers for a new award to be presented at the Pembrokeshire County Show.
If you operate a farm in Pembrokeshire, are under 45 and can demonstrate that your farm uses the latest technological methods to promote progressive and sustainable farming, the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society encourages you to take part in the prestigious Baron de Rutzen Prize.
Rutzen’s family had considerable influence in Pembrokeshire through their farming estates and various business interests for many years. The Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society warmly thanks the generosity of JH Llewellin and his family, of Kilbarth, Rudbaxton, Haverfordwest, for kindly re-presenting the Baron de Rutzen Trophy to the Society this year.
Baron John Fredrick De Rutzen was President of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society in 1936 and the Baron de Rutzen Trophy was created in his memory. The third Baron served in the Welsh Guards and died tragically, aged 36, in 1944.
Stephen James, Past Chairman of the Pembrokeshire County Show launched the 2022 Baron De Rutzen Award at the recent Agricultural Society AGM.
He said, “We are grateful to the Llewellin family for donating this hugely important trophy to us and we want to present it this year to a local farmer who can demonstrate their farm’s use of the latest technological methods to promote progressive and sustainable agriculture.
“They must also show consideration for the environment and habitat sensitivity on their farm, as well as present an aesthetically pleasing example of farming in Pembrokeshire.”
The entrant must be a fully active farmer in the county of Pembrokeshire and was under the age of 45 on 1 January 2022.
Registration can be by appointment or direct online application on the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society website.
The deadline for submitting applications and applications is Sunday, May 15, 2022 at noon.
The Pembrokeshire County Show, Wales’ largest agricultural show, is taking place over two days this year and everyone is welcome to attend the event which is a celebration of rural life in the county.
The last full-scale show was in 2019, followed by a virtual event in 2020 and a scaled-down version in 2021 for animals and members only.
This year Show President, Mansel Raymond, admits that the past two years have been a struggle for the Society.
He said, “We were looking forward, with hope, to 2022 when we could bring back the show you all know and love.
“Pembrokeshire Agricultural Shows have been around for over 200 years and they provide local farmers and businesses with the opportunity to display livestock, goods and services.
“They are also important but for well-being, it is the place where we meet our friends and family and discuss the challenges with various experts who normally attend.