Grain Farmers awards 10 scholarships

GUELPH – Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), a commodity organization, representing barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, has awarded 10 students in Ontario with GFO Legacy Fund Scholarships. 

The scholarship encourages the pursuit of higher education in any area of study that will benefit agriculture. In this inaugural year, GFO set out to award up to 10 scholarships of $5,000 to support individuals’ studies.

“Grain Farmers of Ontario is committed to supporting our agricultural community members to allow them to prosper, and that includes students who hope to take an active role in the future of the agriculture or agri-food industries in Ontario,” said GFO chair Brendan Byrne. 

106 applications

The scholarship received 106 applications. The following are the Legacy Scholarship recipients:

– Connor Dawson (Lanark), studying Precision Agriculture – Techgronomy at Olds College, Alberta;

– Elizabeth Drake (Stratford), studying Economics – Management Option at Wilfrid Laurier University;

– Jesse Fay (New Hamburg), studying Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University;

– Brendan Gill (Puslinch), studying Food and Agricultural Business at the University of Guelph;

– Jack Heintz (Ayr), studying Computer Science at Toronto Metropolitan University;

– Jake Littlejohn (Lakeside), studying Biology and Biotechnology at Carleton University;

– Jillian Ohm (Monkton), studying Agriculture at the University of Guelph;

– Joe Rastapkevicius (West Lorne), studying Agriculture at the University of Guelph;

– Anuja Shrestha (Guelph), studying Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph; and

– Katie Voskamp (Tiverton), studying Commerce at the University of Guelph.

The GFO Legacy Scholarship will open again for applications in Summer 2023.