Ken Thomas Charitable Trust

Are you a young Cornish agriculturalist wishing to travel? Then read on!

For many years the late Ken Thomas, a founder member of The Huers Farming Club, farmed at Coswarth, near Newquay. In the tradition of our great agricultural improvers of the past, the research which he initiated and carried out continuously on his farms resulted in real technical
progress.

Throughout his farming life Ken also maintained a special interest in the encouragement and education of young people in agriculture.

In 1980 his friends and colleagues in The Huers established a Trust Fund and the trustees award bursaries to young agriculturalists, aged approximately 20 – 30 years, residing in the County of
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who might not otherwise have the means or the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience by travel.

The bursaries normally assist with travel costs and other expenses directly relating to the proposed study project and over the years numerous young people have benefitted and have undertaken study trips to wide ranging areas including New Zealand, Australia, the USA, India, Japan, Hungary, Zambia, Brazil and areas closer to home.

The trust is however sadly not able to fund college or university fees or associated costs. Are you, or do you know, someone who wishes to travel to study an agricultural or horticultural subject and to bring that knowledge back to the area? If so, and you fit the criteria, please request an
application form by emailing info@royalcornwall.co.uk or by calling 01208 815562.

By this means, the Huers Farming Club intends to perpetuate the objectives and ideals of Ken Thomas for the ultimate benefit of Cornish agriculture.