Seaton farming student scoops cash award

Teenager Sam Diepenbroek beats off tough competition to gain �500 bursary

A SEATON teenager has been awarded �500 to further his farming career.

Sam Diepenbroek was selected from a group of over 135 agriculture and engineering students to receive the bursary from Devon County Agricultural Association.

The 18-year-old is in the final year of his National Diploma in Agriculture at Bicton College and hopes eventually to take over the family farm.

His course tutor Jeremy Silverton said Sam was a very knowledgeable and capable student who excelled in practical sessions.

“His theory and written work, whilst always good, has been improving greatly now that he has begun his final year at Bicton,” he added.

Sam, a keen member of the college rugby team. said he was delighted to have been chosen for the Devon County Agricultural Association award.

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He said: ‘I’ll spend the money on additional qualifications, such as stockmanship and tractor sprayer tests to get me better qualified, and the rest will help with travelling to college and personal protective equipment.”