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Bayer CropScience awards university scholarships

Ten students of the University of Saskatchewan have received $1000 each as part of a three year program from Bayer CropScience and InVigor hybrid canola.   The 2007 winners were announced recently, to students currently enrolled in second or third year studies at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.  The program will continue for two more years. 

January 25, 2008  By Bayer CropScience

InVigor Pays U of S Students scholarships worth $10,000 a year

January 16, 2008

Saskatoon, SK  – InVigor hybrid canola from Bayer CropScience has been changing the landscape for Canadian canola growers over the past ten years. To celebrate this decade of innovation, Bayer CropScience established the InVigor Anniversary Scholarship program at the University of Saskatchewan.


Ten students currently enrolled in their second or third year at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources successfully competed for the 2007 scholarships, worth $1,000 each. Applications for the scholarships required students to write a short essay on how canola will contribute to the success of Canadian agriculture over the next 10 years.

2007 was both the 10th anniversary of InVigor and the College's 100th anniversary. The scholarship program will continue for the next two years. "We consider the InVigor Anniversary Scholarships a great investment,"

says Lionel Lamont, Marketing Manager for InVigor canola. "These students will be the next generation of leaders and contributors to Canada's canola industry."

"The ongoing support of our students, programs and research from Bayer CropScience, a world leader in innovative crop science, helps the university continue to be on the leading edge of both education and research," says Graham Scoles, Acting Dean of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.

The 2007 InVigor Anniversary Scholarship recipients include:

Sarah Anderson – Sceptre, SK

Jeff Bennett – Dodsland, SK

Kyla Cutts – Saskatoon, SK

Chad Ferguson – Naicam, SK

Kyle Mackow – Chaplin, SK

Bronwyn Ragetli – Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Kaitlin Strobbe – Saskatoon, SK

Roberta Templeton – Coaldale, AB

Bailey Wilmot – Carnduff, SK

Landon Zimmer – Luseland, SK

A formal presentation was made at the University of Saskatchewan's Bean Feed Gala. Winning essays were published in Western Producer, a partner with Bayer CropScience in delivering this opportunity to students at the University of Saskatchewan. The winning essays can also be found at
The entry deadline for the 2008 program is May 30, 2008 and the essay topic is: The demand for specialty canola oil combined with the outstanding performance benefits of hybrid technology has the potential to change the face of the Canadian canola industry. What opportunities does this present for Canada's canola growers? Visit or for all the details.

Bayer CropScience, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 5.7 billion (2006), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 17,900 and is represented in more than 120 countries.

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