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Interested in agriculture?
Looking for a university scholarship?
Then you've found the right place!

Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation awards six $2,500 scholarships annually to Canadian Grade 12 students who are entering into an accredited agriculture college or university.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on a combination of leadership attributes, academic standing, and an essay response to the question, "What do you consider to be the three main opportunities for the Canadian agriculture industry and which one inspires you the most?"

Agriculture is an exciting and growing field. Whether you're looking to become a plant breeder, an agri-marketer, a researcher, part of the agri-retail industry, a PhD, or a farmer, it all starts with an undergraduate degree or diploma in agriculture.

Scholarships

CABEF awards six $2,500 scholarships annually to students enrolling in an agricultural university or college. These scholarships are funded through generous donations from agri-business and people involved in the agricultural industry.

Grade 12 students from across Canada are invited to apply for one of six scholarships awarded annually. One scholarship will be awarded in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec, with one additional scholarship to be awarded in the rest of or all of Canada.

Applicants will be assessed on a combination of their leadership attributes, academic standing, and essay response to the question "What do you consider to be the three main opportunities for the Canadian agriculture industry and which one inspires you the most?"

Watch the video from our 2017 scholarship recipients.



Scholarship Eligibility

  1. Students who are entering their first year of an accredited college or university agriculture program either through transfer or direct entry are eligible to apply.
  2. Students must be at least 16 years of age and a Canadian citizen to apply.
  3. Entries must be submitted on the form provided here. A word-processed version of the form may be created and used.
  4. Entries may not exceed two 8 ½" × 11" pages.
  5. Entries must be received by CABEF on or before April 30, 2019 5:00PM EST.
  6. Winners will be selected and notified no later than May 31, 2019.
  7. Proof of enrollment to be submitted to CABEF by September 30, 2019 with scholarship payment paid to recipient within 30 days.

Forms

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Jenn Norrie

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Jenn Norrie Western Canada Marketing Specialist, Alltech Canada

Alltech is a leading global biotechnology company whose mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation.

  • Agriculture marketing communications professional with 12 years experience working with companies such as AdFarm, Woodruff Sweitzer, UFA and Bayer CropScience
  • Member of the Calgary Stampede International Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee
  • Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) Class 16 participant
  • Member of Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA); Board Member 2011 - 2016
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The purpose of CABEF is to advance education and encourage excellence in the agriculture industry for the benefit of the public, by funding training and providing scholarships, bursaries and awards to students enrolled in an agriculture or related program at a university or college across Canada.

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Jenn Norrie

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Jenn Norrie Western Canada Marketing Specialist, Alltech Canada

Alltech is a leading global biotechnology company whose mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation.

  • Agriculture marketing communications professional with 12 years experience working with companies such as AdFarm, Woodruff Sweitzer, UFA and Bayer CropScience
  • Member of the Calgary Stampede International Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee
  • Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) Class 16 participant
  • Member of Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA); Board Member 2011 - 2016
Daniel Lamoureux

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Mary Thornley

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Amanda Howard

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Daniel LamoureuxNational Sales Representative, La Terre de chez nous and its publications

Representing the Ag Producers publications of Quebec for national sales towards agencies and major companies throughout Canada, USA and Europe.

  • President, Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) - Québec chapter
  • Member, National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)
  • Member, Association des grossistes en machinisme agricole du Québec (AGMAQ)
  • Member, Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI)
  • Member, Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA)

Mary ThornleyMary Thornley Management

  • Former Account Executive, AdFarm & Kahntact Marketing
  • Executive Director, CAMA (Canadian Agri-Marketing Association)
  • Member, National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)

Amanda Howard Account Director, AdFarm

AdFarm is a catalyst for the advancement of agriculture. AdFarm is a North American communications and marketing agency focused entirely on agriculture.

  • Board member, 4-H Foundation of Alberta
  • Past President, Alberta CAMA
  • Current member, Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) Alberta Chapter
Candace Hill

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Martina Pfister

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Becky Parker

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Candace Hill Manager Special Projects, Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada is Canada’s leading agriculture lender providing flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry.

  • Marketing professional with over 20 years of experience working at Conexus Credit Union, MNP, Viterra, and Farm Credit Canada
  • Proud Agvocate who led the Agriculture More Than Ever cause (2015-2018)
  • Current member of the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA), Saskatchewan chapter

Martina PfisterOntario Livestock Specialist, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics to farmers worldwide. Pioneer seeks to increase customer productivity, profitability and develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere.

  • Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) Class 16 participant
  • 2010 University of Guelph Graduate in Agricultural Science
  • Northumberland Holstein Club Director

Becky ParkerManager, Community Trust, BC Agriculture Council

BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) is the only provincial-wide general farm organization representing the farmers and ranchers of British Columbia. BCAC proudly serves nearly 30 commodity associations who in turn generate 96% of the farm gate sales in B.C.

  • Agriculture communications professional with 8+ years experience working with companies such as AgScape, Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Agricorp
  • Nuffield Canada Scholar (2015), studying agriculture career education
  • Vice Chair, Nuffield Canada
  • Ontario Certified Teacher
Jennifer Kyle

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Amanda Mitchell

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Morgan Knezacek

Morgan Knezacek

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Jennifer KyleSenior Communications Specialist, Beef Farmers of Ontario

The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) is the leading organization in Ontario working with beef farmers to develop and support landmark achievements that move the province’s beef industry forward sustainably and profitably. BFO is an advocate and unified voice for the province’s 19,000 beef farmers, representing all sectors of the industry.

  • Agriculture marketing communications professional with 12 years experience working with companies such as Semex, Ontario Holstein, Holstein Canada and BFO
  • Member of AgScape; Current Board Director
  • Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) Class 16 participant
  • Member of the Brant County Ag Awareness Committee since 2009
  • Rotarian and Vice-Chair (Central Europe) of the District 7090 International Youth Exchange Committee

Amanda Mitchell2017 CABEF Scholarship Recipient

Undergraduate Student, University of Saskatchewan, Agronomy

  • 4-H member for 10 years
  • Past SRC President
  • Community Volunteer
  • Global Youth Institute Participant, 2014

Morgan KnezacekCo-founder and Chief Executive Officer, WorkHorse Hub

WorkHorse hub is an online platform dedicated to connecting the right people with the right skills to the right employers in agriculture.

  • Experienced business and HR professional with over 15 years of experience working in the agriculture industry
  • Consulted and created Human Resource and recruitment strategies for John Deere, Canadian Grain Commission and Siemens Transportation Group
  • Graduate of Executive Search & Leadership Consulting Program from Cornell University and certified in Myers Briggs and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Intell Executive Search Associate
  • Provides ongoing support and consultation to the 8,000 acre family farm Morgan was raised on at Watrous, Saskatchewan

For more information on our Board of Directors, email info@cabef.org

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