Nuffield Canada announces 2014 scholars

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The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust has announced its three recipients for 2014.

Nuffield scholarships of $15,000 are awarded to men and women who are judged to have the greatest potential to create value for themselves, their industries and their communities.

The three will begin their travels with a trip to Canberra and Sydney, Australia in February 2014 where they will meet up with the other 2014 global scholars for one week of tours, workshops, speakers and networking. From there, the scholars will travel for a minimum of 10 weeks around the world to study a chosen topic.

The 2014 winners are:

Cheryl Hazenberg of Calgary, director of technical services for the Canadian Angus Association. Her study will focus on traceability in beef and how to maximize what we have in order to meet the needs of the global consumer.

Steve Wolfgram, a veterinarian at South West Ontario Veterinary Services in Stratford, Ont. His main focus will be on factors that affect the sustainability of food animal agriculture (pork, beef, sheep) in Canada.

Daryl Chubb of Irricana, Alta. He has his own agriculture consulting firm, DeNovo Ag., and will study management techniques that increase nutrient efficiency and assess the agronomic challenges that come with increasing food production.

Applications for the 2015 scholarships are due April 30, 2014. For more information on Nuffield Canada, visit www.nuffield.ca.

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