NSA Samuel Wharry Memorial Award for the Next Generation
NSA has presented the NSA Samuel Wharry Memorial Award since 2019, as a travel bursary to support a young person (under 35 years old) in an overseas trip to explore the application of science in sheep production. It is given to honour the memory of Samuel Wharry of Carnlough, County Antrim, who was NSA Chairman when he died suddenly on Friday 5th May 2017 aged just 56. Samuel was an advocate of science and technology, particularly relating to genetics, during his many years breeding Blackface sheep. The selection criteria and award presentation is managed as part of the NSA Next Generation programme.