Beaver Brook, Nova Scotia – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Nova Scotia students can now apply for a new bursary that will help them learn about the agricultural sector.
Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Keith Colwell, Nova Scotia Minister of Agriculture, announced today, July 10, the Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary Program. It offers up to $1,000 for students who work on a farm. A total of $125,000 will be awarded.
The bursary program is a part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This provincial, federal and territorial initiative ensures that farmers and processors have the tools they need to innovate, grow and prosper.
Eligible students must be employed by a farm that is registered in Nova Scotia. Students who work for a minimum of 250 hours can receive $500. Those who work a minimum of 500 hours can receive $1,000.
Students must also be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in September 2019. Applications will be accepted from September to November 30.
Over five years, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership is investing $3 billion to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.Source : Government Of Canada