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Farm managers seek a few good aggies for awards

Agriculture students may be eligible for financial encouragement to improve their communication, critical thinking and leadership skills through Farm Management Canada’s national awards program.

FMC and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) recently opened the 2015-16 edition of their Excellence Award for Agricultural Students, with a top prize of $1,500.

The awards program, held each year since 2008, is for students who are at least 16 years old (as of Dec. 31, 2015) and are enrolled in agriculture programs at recognized post-secondary educational institutions.

This year’s program calls for students to set up either a multimedia presentation, a video, a Twitter chat, a blog or a Wiki, addressing FMC’s chosen question, by the deadline of May 6, 2016.

This year’s two-part question is: “What top three priorities should Canada’s agricultural industry focus on in order to be a leading agricultural body going forward? How will you, as a new graduate, positively contribute to these priorities?”

More information on the program and how to apply is available online.

 

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