Applications now open: prize for young talent in agriculture
Applications are now open for the 20th International Prize for the
Advancement of Young Talent in Agriculture and the Food Industry, sponsored by
Deutsche Landwirtschafts Gesellschaft (the German Agricultural
The scholarship prize aims to give young specialists the opportunity to
gain qualifications beyond their immediate area of expertise. This in turn
empowers them to generate new impetus for development in both the agricultural
and food industry sectors.
The prize is aimed at agricultural practitioners and young entrepreneurs
from the agricultural sector and the upstream and downstream branches of the
economy; junior professionals who are active in the agricultural sector, in
professional organisations, cooperatives or in private enterprises acting as
suppliers and outlets for agricultural markets, as well as in processing
industries and food plants or agricultural administrations and related areas;
graduates of universities and technical colleges focusing on the fields of
agriculture, agricultural technology, nutrition and home economics, forestry and
the lumber industry or veterinary medicine.
Prerequisites for an application are above-average professional achievement
and commitment, foreign-language proficiency, honourary involvement in the given
professional field, sound communication skills and an interest in international
cooperation. Candidates are generally nominated by professional organisations,
universities, technical colleges or by other appropriate institutions or
The DLG Prize is awarded in two
Junior Prize of €2,500 is geared to young experts aged 18 to 24 who are still
undergoing professional training.
â€¢ The Further Education Prize of €4,000 is for young experts aged 24 to 36,
who have completed their professional training or who will do so shortly.
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