Kaleb Cooper launches agricultural bursary

The Clarksons Farm star has launched a bursary with the Royal Agricultural University to support students who want to pursue an agricultural career. By Chris Brayford

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Kaleb Cooper launches agricultural bursary

The Clarksons Farm star has launched a bursary with the Royal Agricultural University to support students who want to pursue an agricultural career. By Chris Brayford

Kaleb Cooper, star of Jeremy Clarksons Clarksons Farm series, has launched a bursary to help students to kickstart a career in agriculture.

Mr Cooper, who worked alongside Mr Clarkson on Diddly Squat Farm, has collaborated with the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) to launch a bursary worth up to 3,000 to support students in exploring an exciting pathway in the industry.

The farm contractor said he has been working in and around farms since he was a schoolboy and is a passionate supporter of UK agriculture and opportunities for young people to enter the sector.

Farming is who I am, he said.

Passion


Encouraging the younger generation into agriculture has always been so important to me.

I feel lucky that I knew my path from such an early age and want to help spread that passion and drive.

Launching this bursary means so much, as it can support students who want to pursue an agricultural career or who might be struggling to get into farming.

Having come from a non-farming background myself, I believe agriculture can be for anybody.

I know theres so much potential for young people to have brilliant careers in agriculture.

It should be open to all and if you have financial difficulties or youre completely new to farming, please do apply.

Open to RAU undergraduate students who are living in the UK, the bursary will open for applications in September with the first student receiving their award in early 2024 with the opportunity to work with Mr Cooper on a placement opportunity.

Support


RAU vice-chancellor professor Peter McCaffery added: We are delighted that Kaleb has chosen to support RAU students through this bursary.

His passion for farming comes through loud and clear in his appearances on Clarksons Farm and he has definitely helped bring farming and agriculture even more into the public eye.

This bursary will help to give the successful applicant the chance to follow their dreams and pursue a career in agriculture as Kaleb himself did.

We are very excited to be working with him.

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