CRUMLIN man John Craig, received a £1,000 bursary from the Ulster Farmers' Union at Greenmount Campus, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) recently.
John, a former pupil of Ballymena Academy, commenced the BSc Agricultural Technology course offered in partnership between CAFRE and Queen's University, Belfast.
He said he was delighted to receive the support from the Ulster Farmers' Union. "This bursary is a great boost at the start of my degree education and it is very encouraging that industry is willing to invest in young people embarking on a career in agriculture" he said.
"This award will allow me to fully participate in all the opportunities on offer at Greenmount."
At the presentation ceremony, UFU Membership Director Angus Cuthbert congratulated John on his report entitled "To what extent do you think the current high oil price will change land use in Northern Ireland in the next decade?"
In his spare time John works on the family farm and manages his own pedigree Suffolk flock.
He has also a keen interest in the breeding and exhibiting of Bantams.