Mitch Rezansoff attended the University of Manitoba School of Agriculture’s recent Diploma Convocation Dinner to present graduating student Easton Sellers with the 2019 CAAR Agronomy Award.

CAAR annually presents two awards of $1,000 each to agriculture students at the University of Manitoba and Olds College in Alberta, respectively.

CAAR was among numerous industry groups and companies that attended the convocation dinner to congratulate and celebrate the new graduates.

"Recognizing and supporting agriculture students – especially future farmers, goes a long way to building potential ag retail customers," says Rezansoff. "These are the future leaders and innovators in agriculture production."

Supporting the Next Generation

The U of M’s Agriculture Diploma program is a two-year, hands-on program that prepares students to manage a farm or work in agri-business. Courses cover production, marketing, business management and crop management.

According to UM Today News, CAAR’s Agronomy Award recipient Easton Sellers enrolled in the Agriculture Diploma program in 2017 to gain the skills and knowledge needed to transition to managing Plum Ridge Farm, a U-Pick operation in Manitoba’s Interlake region.

"The quicker these students employ the skills and knowledge they have developed, the sooner farm adoption of modern technologies occurs," says Rezansoff. "CAAR congratulates all graduating ag students and salutes the full and part-time educators of the diploma program."

CAAR’s first scholarship for 2019 was presented earlier this spring to Jodi Giles, a student at Olds College who is completing an Agriculture Management Diploma. Giles looks forward to entering the industry and raising standards of production and sustainability practices among producers.

CAAR’s ability to support agriculture students is made possible through member support of CAAR’s Pro-Ag Investments Auction. Click here to read more about the diverse set of initiatives supported by the Pro-Ag Auction.

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