AG Notes

CABEF ag scholarships

The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation has awarded six annual scholarships. Each student will receive $2,500 for post-secondary agricultural education.

The winners are:

  • Donald Bertagnolli, Rocky Mountain House, Alta.
  • Danean Edgar, Wolseley, Sask.
  • Michelle Ross, Grenfell, Sask.
  • Stephanie Dousselaere, Cartwright, Man.
  • Colleen Crunican, Denfield, Ont.
  • Mario Roy, St-Jules-de-Beauce, Que.

Scholarships are given to Grade 12 students who plan to study at an accredited agriculture college or university. Winners are evaluated on their leadership attributes, academic standing and response to the essay question, “Why am I pursuing a career in agriculture?”

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Agriculture education receives funding

The federal and Saskatchewan governments have announced a new $1 million five-year funding agreement with Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan.

It represents a $550,000 increase in funding over the last five-year period.

The provincial government is providing $750,000, with the remaining $250,000 coming from the federal-provincial Growing Forward 2 agreement.

The number of students in AITC-SK agriculture education programming increased to 26,500 in 2013, a 74 percent increase from 2012.

The program uses curriculum-based resources to increase students’ understanding of the importance of agriculture to Saskatchewan’s economy and culture.

Hog exporters receive marketing funds

More than $1 million in federal funding will help the Canadian Swine Exporters Association increase international recognition of Canada’s purebred swine genetics, including meat quality, feed efficiency, environmental issues and biosecurity.

Money will help the organization develop new markets by participating in international trade shows and trade missions.

Heart and Stroke Foundation gets donation

The Brandt Group of Companies recently donated $50,000 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as part of its Thanks a Billion initiative and in recognition of Stroke Month in June.

Money will go toward heart research and faster recovery for heart disease and stroke patients.

The company started Thanks a Billion as a way to give back to communities who helped them surpass $1 billion in annual revenue.

Brandt has granted more than $9 million since 2012, which includes donations to more than 215 charitable initiatives in 99 communities.

Bee producer scholarships

Bee Maid Honey Ltd. recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to students Sydney Paulson and Robyn Termeer.

Paulson of Nesbitt, Man., will study at the University of Manitoba with hopes of attaining a bachelor of nursing degree.

Termeer, originally from Grande Prairie, Alta., is registered at the University of British Columbia in the after degree education program and wants to become a secondary art teacher.

The annual scholarship rewards outstanding achievement by the children and grandchildren of Bee Maid’s co-op members and staff as they enter post-secondary study.

Applicants were selected based on academic achievement in the previous year, community involvement and a 300 to 500 word essay on a topic related to agriculture.

Winning essays can be read at



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