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Kaleb Cooper launches student bursary at RAU

Kaleb Cooper, the farming contractor best known for his appearances on Clarkson’s Farm, is funding a £3,000 bursary for agricultural students. 

Mr Cooper, 24, has launched the bursary to help students attending the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Gloucestershire to pursue their career. The annual funding will support students exploring different paths to agriculture, as well as the opportunity for a work placement with Mr Cooper or one of his industry partners.

Speaking at the launch in Cirencester, Mr Cooper said: “Encouraging the younger generation into agriculture has always been so important to me. The bursary can support students who want to pursue an agricultural career or who might be struggling to get into farming.” 

Shropshire-based gamekeeper Liam Bell praised the initiative and told ST: “It is a wonderful thing to do. Anything that encourages people to work in farming is to be applauded.” 

Caitlin Oxton and Caitlyn Bartlett are the first RAU undergraduate students selected to receive the funding and should receive their award in early 2024.