UCR Agriculture graduate awarded for academic excellence

Connor Smith
Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture 2016; Foundation Degree in Agriculture 2018; BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management 2019; MSc Ruminant Nutrition 2021

Although he has a non farming background, Connor is passionate about dairy cows and their welfare and took every opportunity throughout his six years at Reaseheath to further his knowledge.

First as a diploma student and later as an undergraduate, he developed his own ideas and theories and acquired useful secondary qualifications. He also worked on a dairy farm, earning a promotion to herd manager.

Keen to discover knowledge which would be useful to farmers, he studied antibiotic resistance to mastitis for his BSc dissertation and presented his research at the British Undergraduate Research Conference in 2019.

Connor was presented with the Meredydd David Award for Academic and Technical Excellence at our graduation ceremony and is now studying for a Master’s degree in ruminant nutrition at Harper Adams University while continuing to manage the herd.

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