Agriculture student scholarship recipients announced in Saskatchewan

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Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Today, Saskatchewan students pursuing a post-secondary education in agriculture were awarded scholarships from the federal and provincial governments.

Marleigh Mann from Lloydminster was awarded $6,000 towards her post-secondary studies as the grand prize recipient. Mann’s essay highlighted the future of sustainable agriculture, promoting innovation, adaptability, and the overall vitality of the industry. Furthermore, it advocated for building public trust and transparency through educational opportunities such as farm tours and social media campaigns surrounding sustainable agricultural practices. Mann sees the agriculture industry heading in a positive direction.

Clare Wever from Lloydminster, Katie Moyle from Hanley and Madalynn Anderson from Rosetown were all awarded $3,000 as the runners-up. The recipients will be attending post-secondary at the University of Saskatchewan in the fall at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Their fields of study will range from animal health and welfare to agribusiness and agricultural sciences.

Quotes

“Young people are the future of our sector, so this scholarship program will pay dividends for years to come. By furthering their post-secondary education, these young people are setting a foundation for careers in a strong, sustainable agricultural sector.”

– The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

“Witnessing the passion and knowledge of Saskatchewan’s youth through the Agriculture Student Scholarship submissions has been truly remarkable. Saskatchewan is a world leader in agriculture which is why it is so important that we invest in the education of our future industry leaders. Congratulations to this year’s recipients.”

– David Marit, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister

“I really believe agriculture is going to continue to thrive and I’ve already seen that in my own community. We have a big world to feed and sustainable agriculture practices will keep getting better. The future certainly is bright.”

– Marleigh Mann, grand prize recipient

Quick facts

  • The Agriculture Student Scholarship is funded through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a 5-year, $3.5-billion investment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors. This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and a $2.5 billion commitment that is cost-shared 60% federally and 40% provincially/territorially for programs that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories.