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New farm scholarship announced

Sept. 29, 2014 - A newly created scholarship for farmers, which honours dairy farmer and business consultant Bob Ross, has been formed. The Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving farmer who emanates and demonstrates Bob's lifework through their passion and devotion to excellence and leadership within the agricultural community.

Robert (Bob) L. Ross was instrumental in inspiring and encouraging farm management excellence across Canada and the United States through his leadership and passion for the agricultural community. A dairy farmer and farm business consultant from St. Marys, Ont., Bob fought a courageous battle with cancer, passing in March 2014.

As a tribute to his passion, leadership and legacy, Agri-Food Management Excellence, Farm Management Canada and the Ross Family have established the scholarship, rewarding one Canadian farmer with the opportunity to participate in the CTEAM program and continue on a path towards excellence, as inspired by Canada's leading experts and a one-of-a-kind support network of peers and colleagues.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate:
- A progressive operation and entrepreneurial spirit;
- Passion for the industry – community or industry involvement;
- How the value gained from the program will be used.

The successful recipient will receive free tuition to the CTEAM program and up to $4000 towards travel expenses.

The Scholarship will be offered on an annual basis beginning in 2014. The Scholarship recipient will be awarded on November 20, 2014 in conjunction with Farm Management Canada's Agricultural Excellence Conference taking place in Winnipeg, Man.

Scholarship applicants must submit a completed application form along with two non-family references by October 31, 2014.

To apply for the Robert L. Ross Scholarship, visit:



September 29, 2014  By Top Crop Manager


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