For every agriculture graduate, there are four jobs available, making it a great time to get into the industry.
Sixty-five post secondary students from across Canada received $1,500 scholarships from Monsanto, which will go towards their studies as they pursue a job in agriculture or agri-food.
Administered on behalf of the Monsanto Fund by Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba, the scholarship program received 156 applications from across Canada this year.
"Our program has always been about supporting young people in their pursuit of a diploma or degree in agriculture because we need the very best to consider agriculture as a career path so our industry can continue to grow and prosper," said Trish Jordan, director of public and industry affairs with Monsanto Canada. "Our decision to open up the program to students interested in a food-related career was driven by a desire to close the gap between farming and food. It also acknowledges that agriculture truly is all about food."