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John Deere 2013 4-H scholarship winners announced

Sept. 13, 2013, Ottawa, ON - The Canadian 4-H Council has announced the 15 recipients of the 2013 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarships. Each 4-H member will receive $2,000 each towards their post-secondary education this fall. The funding for these scholarships was made possible by John Deere Canada and the participating dealerships' commitment of $30,000 to support post-secondary education of 4-H students.

"John Deere Canada and our many dealers have been long-time supporters of 4-H clubs in local communities across the country," said Jason Tucker, manager of John Deere's Agricultural & Turf business in Canada. "As part of the organizations 100th anniversary, we are proud to provide scholarships that will help further the education of our next generation of community and business leaders."

The following 4-H youth will receive a 2013 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship, thanks to John Deere Canada and the participation of specific dealerships:

  • Rachel Glatt, DeWinton, AB - Cervus Equipment, Alberta (head office in Calgary)
  • Bryn Swaré, Tofield, AB - Deerland Equipment, Alberta (head office in Fort Saskatchewan)
  • Rachel Verwey, Portage la Prairie, MB - Enns Brothers Ltd., Manitoba (head office in Winnipeg)
  • Makayla Rettger, Aberdeen, SK –Cervus Equipment, Saskatchewan (head office in Saskatoon)
  • Samantha Farquharson, Mount Brydges, ON – Fulline Farm & Garden Equipment Ltd., Ontario (head office in Glencoe)
  • Hannah Jamieson, Falmouth, NS - Green Diamond Equipment, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (head office in Moncton)
  • Laura Horner, Minnedosa, MB – Greenland Equipmment Ltd., Manitoba (head office in Carmen)
  • Cassie Scott, Boissevain, MB - Greenvalley Equipment Inc., Manitoba (head office in Morden)
  • Shelby Drew, Canton-de-Hatley, QC – Groupe JLD Lague, Quebec (head office in Laval)
  • Katelyn O'Neil, Denfield, ON - Huron Tractor Ltd., Ontario (head office in Exeter)
  • Jacqueline Toews, Glaslyn, SK - JayDee Ag Tech, Saskatchewan (head office in Swift Current)
  • Oliver Edwards, Major, SK - JayDee AgTech, Saskatchewan (head office in Swift Current)
  • Amy Pizzey, Binscarth, MB – Maple Farm Equipment, Manitoba (head office in Russell)
  • Emma Van Loon, Tiger Lily, AB - Martin Deerline, Alberta (head office in Edmonton)
  • Victoria Kyle, Drumbo, ON - Premier Equipment Ltd. Ontario (head office in Elmira)
"We are very pleased to provide this scholarship with the help and support of John Deere Canada and their dealers," said Sue Wood, Manager of Admissions at 4-H Canada. "This scholarship helps 4‐H youth pursue their dreams through post-secondary education, and nurtures their future as leaders in agriculture."


September 13, 2013
By 4-H Canada

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