Our National Conference is the highlight of the Nuffield calendar. It offers a meeting point for scholars, investors and the broader agricultural industry.

Following a pause in 2020, we shall host our major event in Tamworth on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October 2021, followed by a two-day regional tour.

This is a very special year as we celebrate our 70th anniversary. The first Nuffield Scholar was selected in Australia in 1951, and since then we have awarded 485 scholarships, fostering personal development and industry capacity building. For 70 years, we’ve been 'Bringing the World Home'.

So join us for our anniversary. There will be presentations and panel sessions with scholars and agribusiness leaders. Why not partner with us.


  • Meet the 2021 Scholars
  • Discover innovation and technologies from the 2019 Scholars
  • Hear the announcement of the 2022 Scholars
  • Exchange knowledge and information with industry leaders
  • Network with the alumni who, over 70 years, have been bringing the world home

Partner with us

Our National Conference offers a unique opportunity for your organisation to highlight and promote your product and service offerings to a highly targeted and engaged national agricultural industry audience.

The strength of our Nuffield alumni network is a major point of difference of our program, and is evident at the conference. This ensures your investment continues to be valuable for many years to come.

Download the partnership prospectus and contact us for more information.

Contact Jodie Redcliffe, CEO on 0408 758 602 or email here

We thank our two Platinum Partners, Rabobank and CSIRO.



The program starts on the evening of Monday 11 October with the excitement of the Annual Awards Gala Dinner. Here the 2021 Scholars will be introduced and the 2022 Nuffield Scholars are formally announced, introducing the newest group of emerging leaders.

Our 2019 Scholars have presented their findings virtually, and this event is a further opportunity for them to expand on how their scholarship has impacted their business and industry. We will also continue highlighting extraordinary members of the alumni who will share their stories since completing their scholarship and how the Nuffield experience has contributed to their success.

The event will be held at the Tamworth Leagues Club, and will follow COVID-safe guidelines.

You can download a draft conference program here

Monday 11 October – Annual Awards Dinner, 6:15pm (Tamworth Leagues Club)
Tuesday 12 October – Welcome Breakfast, 7:00am (Tamworth Leagues Club)
Tuesday 12 October – Conference Day, 8:30am (Tamworth Leagues Club)
Tuesday 12 October – Networking Reception, 5:30pm (Tamworth Leagues Club)
Wednesday 13 October – Regional Tour, 8:00am - 7:00pm (Tamworth region)
Thursday 14 October - Regional Tour, 8:00am - 12:30pm (Tamworth region)

Regional Tour

The post-conference regional tour in the Tamworth, Quirindi and Spring Ridge regions will stimulate agricultural enthusiasts keen to understand primary production in this area of New South Wales. This large farming region is renowned for cattle, wool, sheep and lambs, poultry, grains and cotton.

This tour is passionately being organised by Nuffield Scholars based in this area.

The tour will commence from 8am on Wednesday 13 October and visits include:


Registrations will open oin mid-July.

Contact Nuffield Program Operations Manager Nicola Raymond to register your interest in attending here

Plan Your Visit


There are a number of accommodation options near the Tamworth Leagues Club. Some suggestions are set out below.

  • Motel Grande. Click here.
  • Roseville Apartments. Click here.
  • Quality Inn Ashby House. Click here.
  • Cadman Motor Inn and Apartments. Click here.


    Awards Dinner: Lounge Suit
    • Gentlemen: Suit and tie
    • Ladies: Formal wear, dress or evening pant suit
    Conference Days: Business Formal
    • Gentlemen: Trousers, shirt and tie
    • Ladies: Smart casual, skirt or trousers
    Regional Tour: Casual
    • Casual wear, with good walking shoes for farm visits

Childcare options in Tamworth

Two options for consideration are:

  • Centrepoint Childcare Centre, Level 2, Centrepoint Shopping Centre Ph: 02 6766 2888. Click here
  • Denison Street Early Learning Centre, 79 Denison Street Ph: 02 6765 5188. Click here

    Tamworth Weather (October)

    The climate in Tamworth during October can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry. October is in the spring and is typically the sixth coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C, whilst at night 9°C (49°F) is normal. The rain falls for 10.4 days as an average.

    Exploring Tamworth

    For those wishing to explore, visit the Destination Tamworth website here.