Manitoba Farm Women's Scholarship
The Scholarship was made possible as a result of a donation made on behalf of the Manitoba Farm Women's Conference held annually in November.
The Scholarship is being administered by the Red River Exhibition Foundation Inc., and may be used for assistance with tuition fees, tools or learning aides in conjunction with post secondary education by a female rural Manitoba student who will be studying agriculture or any field that supports rural life.
The value of the Scholarship is $500.00.
For information contact the Red River Exhibition Foundation: www.redriverex.com.
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2019 Scholarship Winner: Cayla Pow
According to Cayla Pow, beef farming is her life. She loves it and lives for it.
Her family has owned a farm for her entire life. Cayla recognizes that beef cows
are often both frustration and exhausting, but in a way, refreshing! She says that
you always have to be on your toes or you never know when you could get trampled!
As a youngster, when Cayla's friends would ask her to get together, she would often tell
them she was busy, even if she wasn't, just so she could continue to work on the farm. She loved it that much. She is looking forward to pursuing her love of farming even further as she attends the Animal Science program at Lakeland College. She is a volunteer at the curling rink where she works in the canteen and helps out at community events, often serving and cleaning up in the kitchen. Carol Dalgarno MFWC committee presenting Cayla her scholarship.
2018 Scholarship Winner: Kate Le Texier from Fisher Branch
I grew up on a grain and forage seed farm near Fisher Branch, Manitoba. I am currently
in my second year of studying Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
This summer I'm working at an agricultural research centre doing plot research on various
crops such as wheat, soybeans, quinoa and peas. After finishing my exams this spring, I
was able to purchase 8 chickens and refurbish the old coop on our farm, where they are
happily laying. I’m grateful for my rural upbringing and the knowledge and life skills it
has given me. I hope to be able to return to a rural community to work once I have
completed my schooling.