Regina, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Today, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit awarded scholarships to four Saskatchewan students pursing an agriculture-related education.
Jesse Patzer from Swift Current received $4,000 as the 2021 grand-prize scholarship winner. Patzer's submission highlighted the importance of transparency in the agriculture industry, social media's influence on beliefs and behaviours and how producers in Saskatchewan can be more transparent.
Jessica Davey from southwest of Saskatoon, Sarah Whitenect of Saskatoon and Kylidge McNally of Bethune each received runner-up scholarships of $2,000.
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. This scholarship is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Source : canada