The Manitoba Beef Producers has announced the recipients of its annual $500 educational bursaries to members of the organization or their children.
The awards are made to individuals attending university, college or other post-secondary training, including students pursuing a trade.
Preference is given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture, or those acquiring a skilled trade that would be of benefit to the rural economy.
Ben Fox, MBP president, said that policy fits in with the goal of growing the provincial beef herd.
“For that to occur we need to make sure that our rural communities have the skilled labour and professionals that our industry, and others, require,” Fox said.
The students were asked to submit a 600-word essay on what the beef industry means to them, their family, community and Manitoba at large. Students were also asked to include the reasons they enjoy being involved in agriculture. The winning essays were published in the September issue of Cattle Country.
The six recipients of the MBP bursaries for 2017 are:
- Naomi Best – Harding, District 6;
- Bethan Amy Lewis – Kirkella, District 6;
- Cassidy Gordon – Sonns, District 6;
- Allison Sorrell – Kenton, District 6;
- Connor English – Rivers, District 6;
- Kaitlyn Davey – Westbourne, District 8.