(Rural Roots Canada) – The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) has awarded $2,500 agricultural scholarships to six students from across the country.

The scholarships are awarded to students entering or currently pursuing programs related to agriculture or agri-food at a Canadian college, university, or technical institution.

The 2024 recipients are:

  • Emma Pflanz, Vancouver, BC
  • Brooke-Lynn Finnerty, Sturgeon County, AB
  • Mary Lee McNeil, Alameda, SK
  • Faryal Yousaf, Brandon, MB
  • Allison Goodyear, Ottawa, ON
  • Emma Bishop, Round Hill, NS

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The winners were selected based on their demonstrated leadership attributes and response to this essay question: “Canada is a global leader in sustainable agriculture and food production.  Provinces and Territories came together to create the Guelph Statement, which outlines a vision for 2028. Select one of the six guiding principles from the Guelph Statement and describe three ways that the agriculture and food industry can remain sustainable for years to come.”

In a statement, Becky Parker, chair of the board for CABEF, says they are honoured to support these students pursuing career paths in agriculture and food.

“Based on their applications, it is clear they are future leaders who will bring the innovative ideas and passion needed to overcome the challenges faced by the agri-food industry.”

To learn more about CABEF and its scholarship program, visit its website.

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