A scholarship for up to five students each year, studying Massey University’s Bachelor of Horticultural Science degree has been launched by kiwifruit exporter Zezpri.
According to general manager Gavin McEwen, the company wants to encourage the next generation of agricultural scientists and rural professionals in an effort to maintain research in the sector.
"There is a new generation of agricultural minds who have the potential to create and discover new tools that will help New Zealand farmers' everyday lives and improve the country's agricultural performance as well," says McEwen.
"We see the advancements being made in the sector all the time at Farmax and we place immense value in the work that researchers do, so it is a natural fit for us to offer some money to make sure that continues."
Applications for the inaugural scholarship are now open and all people eligible to perform postgraduate research at Massey University are able to apply. P
Preference will be given to an applicant who is using Farmax products to conduct their research.
Farmax also already offers a similar scholarship to Lincoln University students.
Scholarships close on 10 March 2015.
To apply for the Farmax Massey University scholarship, or find out more, visit www.massey.ac.nz
To apply for the Farmax Lincoln University scholarship, or find out more, visit www.lincoln.ac.nz