Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit awarded four agriculture scholarships to students from across the province.
“By supporting our youth through programs like the Agriculture Student Scholarship, we are helping to secure a promising future for our industry,” said Bibeau. “These innovative students will play an important part in telling the Canadian agricultural story. Congratulations to the winners!”
“The 2019 scholarship winners’ submissions showed commitments to sustainable production, humane animal treatment and science-based decision making,” Marit said. “It is encouraging to see how passionate our youth are about building a career in agriculture. They are a great voice for our industry.”
Caylee Dorval of Glaslyn, received $4,000 toward her agriculture-related post-secondary studies as the grand-prize winner of the 2019 Agriculture Student Scholarship. Caylee’s winning video submission discusses her role in the family ranch and her pride in the beef they raise.
“This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for young people to voice their agricultural ideas,” Dorval said. “It was an interesting scholarship to apply for since you can be creative while showing your passion for agriculture. I am very thankful for this scholarship as it will help me to further my education in Animal Science.”
Madison McNeil of Alameda, Morgan Davey of Delisle, and Kaitlyn Sauser of Churchbridge received runner-up scholarships valued at $2,000 each.
The Agriculture Student Scholarship Program identifies young people who are advocates for agriculture and leverages their passion and ability to tell the story of Saskatchewan agriculture.
For more information on the scholarship winners and their submissions, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/ag-public-trust.