Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Statement: Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary Program a Positive Initiative for the Industry

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture is pleased with the announcement regarding the Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary Program. This program will provide high school and university students working on farm – family farms included – with funding to put towards their education.

While supporting their education, this program promotes students to seek jobs in agriculture. This program will also create awareness and support recruitment in the various careers connected to the agriculture industry.

“We see the program as a positive for the industry,” said Victor Oulton, President of Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. “This is a step towards inspiring the youth of our province to consider pursuing a career in agriculture. Whether it is on the farm or in a supporting role – youth in agriculture remain valued and essential to the future of our industry.”

Applications for the Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary Program will be available on September 1.

More information on the program can be found here

Press release from Minister of Agriculture, Keith Colwell can be found here.

 

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For more information:

Katherine Doyle
Communications Coordinator
Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
Email: kdoyle@nsfa-fane.ca
Phone: (902) 893-2293

The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture represents the interests of over 2400 farm families in Nova Scotia. Founded in 1895 to provide Nova Scotia’s farm community with a single voice, the NSFA is the province’s only general farm organization.

 

events

  1. Scotia Horticultural Congress

    January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association Annual Convention

    January 28 @ 7:00 pm - January 29 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Nova Scotia Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting

    February 21 @ 8:00 am - February 22 @ 5:00 pm
  4. 1st Annual Agriculture Minister’s Conference

    March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    March 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

contact

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063
E-mailinfo@nsfa-fane.ca