A fund of more than £18,000 is available to students living in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset.

The West Country Dairy Awards give grants to students of all ages who are undertaking further education courses related to the dairy industry.

Sons and daughters of farmers or farm employees, or students who can demonstrate commitment to the dairy industry and show aptitude to ‘add value’ to the industry shall be considered.

Applications are now being accepted and need to be received by 31st July.

More information is available by calling Donna Evans on 01823 680968 or emailing westcountrydairyawards@gmail.com. An application form and leaflet can be downloaded at afcp.org.uk.

The fund is sponsored by Arla Foods, A C Mole, Barber’s, Bath & West of England Society, Cogent UK, Cooper and Tanner, Cornish Mutual, Crediton Dairy, Dairy Crest, Dairy Crest Direct, Davisons, Devon County Agricultural Association, Harpers Feeds, Glastonbury Festival, Lye Cross Farm, Mole Valley Farmers, NFU, NMR, Old Mill, Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, Synergy Farm Health, Trewithen Dairy and Wyke Farms.