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OFA helps fund post-secondary education for ag students

OFA helps fund post-secondary education for ag students

Organization presented the awards at its AGM

 

By Kaitlynn Anderson

Staff Reporter

Farms.com

 

On Monday, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) presented three student bursaries at the organization’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto.

Emily Potter, a fourth-year animal science student at the University of Guelph, was a recipient of the northern region award.

To earn the bursary, Potter submitted an application highlighting her experience and involvement in both the agri-food industry and her community.

While Potter hasn’t fully decided what she wants to do after graduation, she plans on returning to northern Ontario to work with beef cattle in some way.

“I already have a few cows at home,” Potter told Farms.com in an interview before the bursary presentation. “So, I’d like do something with those animals and hopefully get a job off the farm.”

And Potter has a few words of advice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in animal science.

“Find out which industry you love and get involved. There’s always so much to learn, so keeping connected with people in the industry is really helpful,” she said.

Cassie Allen from eastern Ontario and Julie French from southwestern Ontario also received bursaries.

 


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