May 15, 2019 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Today Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister, David Marit, awarded four agriculture scholarships to students from across the province. 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.
Caylee Dorval of Glaslyn, Saskatchewan, received $4,000 towards 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.
Madison McNeil of Alameda, Saskatchewan, Morgan Davey of Delisle, Saskatchewan, and Kaitlyn Sauser of Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, received runner-up scholarships valued at $2,000 each.
“By supporting our youth through programs like the Agriculture Student Scholarship, we are helping to secure a promising future for our industry. These innovative students will play an important part in telling the Canadian agricultural story. Congratulations to the winners!”
– Marie-Claude Bibeau, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
“The 2019 scholarship winners’ submissions showed commitments to sustainable production, humane animal treatment and science-based decision making. It is encouraging to see how passionate our youth are about building a career in agriculture. They are a great voice for our industry.”
– David Marit, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister
“This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for young to voice their agricultural ideas. 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.”
– Caylee Dorval, grand-prize winner of the 2019 Agriculture Student Scholarship
The 2019 Agriculture Student Scholarship Program was announced during Agriculture Month 2018, and focused on the theme “Our Food Has a Story.”
The Agriculture Student Scholarship Program is funded through the Public Trust pillar of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and supports the Awareness and Engagement pillars of the Ministry’s Public Trust Strategy. The federal-provincial Partnership is a five-year, $388 million investment in strategic initiatives for Saskatchewan agriculture.