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Thursday, October 02, 2014
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STUDENTS AWARDED AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

Today, Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud announced the 10 recipients of the 2012 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship. These Grade 12 students from across Saskatchewan will be awarded $1,000 each toward their agriculture-related post-secondary courses.

"By choosing a career in agriculture, these students are committed to the future growth of the industry and the province," Bjornerud said. "I would like to congratulate the 10 scholarship recipients and wish them the best in their studies and future careers."

Students were asked to write a 750 word essay or produce a three-minute video essay on one of two topics:

  • The future of information and technological needs of agriculture producers; or
  • Dispel one or more common myths about agriculture.

Students were also asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, agriculture industry representative or community leader.

The scholarship winners are:

  • Jessa Hughes, Eston;
  • Andrew Wolff, Liberty;
  • Lauren Reynolds, Saskatoon;
  • Sarah Wist, Central Butte;
  • Bradley Tomtene, Birch Hills;
  • Riley Scott, Nipawin;
  • Brianna Zoerb, Delisle;
  • Taryn Heidecker, Middle Lake;
  • Larissa St. Onge, Martensville; and
  • Tim Fiss, Qu'Appelle.

Details and information for the 2013 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship will be announced this fall. For more information on the scholarship program and to read or view the 2012 winners' essays, go to www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/scholarship

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For more information, contact:

Jonathan Tremblay
Agriculture
Regina
Phone: 306-787-5155
Email: jonathan.tremblay@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-529-4199

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