Business & Policy
AgriVenture scholarship winner announced
By 4-H Canada
Apr. 1, 2013, Ottawa, ON - The Canadian 4-H Council has announced that Victoria Kyle from Drumbo, Ontario is the recipient of the 2013 AgriVenture Global $3,000 scholarship program.
Kyle, a first year university student pursuing a commerce degree in a Food and Agriculture Business program, will take part in a 4-month program to the United Kingdom. She will live and work on a farm in England from May through August of this year and the $3,000 scholarship will be applied towards the administration fee.
"AgriVenture trainees are ambassadors for Canadian agriculture, and we’re happy to support an outstanding 4-H member or alumni in gaining experience and exposure to the global agriculture scene,” said Allison Sarauer, AgriVenture program co-ordinator for Canada.
AgriVenture provides cultural and work experiences to young adults aged 18-30. Kyle was able to choose from dairy, beef, sheep and crop placement opportunities in England and other countries including Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand. The program offers limited opportunities in horticulture, equine, deer and beekeeping as well. Practical agricultural experience is not a requirement of AgriVenture programs, but that opens more opportunities for placement.
Kyle was chosen by 4-H Ontario as the provincial candidate for the scholarship and joined others from Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in the competition. Scholarship applicants with at least two years of 4-H experience from all provinces are welcome.
For more information on AgriVenture Global, please visit www.agriventure.com.
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