Bob Ross Memorial Scholarship
Robert (Bob) L. Ross was instrumental in inspiring and encouraging farm management excellence across Canada and the United States through his leadership and passion for the agricultural community. A dairy farmer and farm business consultant from St.Marys, Ontario, Bob fought a courageous battle with cancer, passing in March 2014.
In 2014, as a tribute to his passion, leadership and legacy, the Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship program was established by Agri-Food Management Excellence, Farm Management Canada and the Ross Family.
Two scholarships available this year.
For the 2016 scholarship award, Agri-Food Management Excellence, Farm Management Canada, Family Farms Group and the Ross Family, along with a private contributor for this year, will be awarding two farmers with the opportunity to participate in the CTEAM program and continue on a path towards excellence, as inspired by Canada's leading experts and a one-of-a-kind support network of peers and colleagues.
“Bob Ross was instrumental in the creation of CTEAM. His passion for farm business management excellence was exemplified as he encouraged and supported the participants through his many years of involvement with the program,” says Heather Broughton, AME Principal. “This scholarship is a tribute to his dedication and commitment.”
“We are very honoured that Bob’s dedication and commitment to farm management excellence are being recognized through this Scholarship. Bob was passionate about the value of the CTEAM program, and he would be very pleased that we are supporting the program and Canadian family farmers in his memory.” – Nancy Ross and Family
The Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship has been established to ensure Bob's legacy lives on and continues to inspire the next generation of remarkable farm managers.
The Scholarship will be awarded to two deserving farmers who emanate and demonstrate Bob’s lifework through their passion and devotion to excellence and leadership within the agricultural community.
“As a former Vice-Chair and long-standing Board member of FMC, we are grateful to receive the Ross’ Family’s blessing to honour Bob this way,” says Heather Watson, FMC Executive Director. “While Bob’s legacy continues to live on in all of us, this Scholarship allows us to act on his behalf to forever change the life of a deserving farmer.”
Eligible applicants must demonstrate:
- A progressive operation and entrepreneurial spirit
- How the value gained from the program will be used
- To contribute to the farm business
- To contribute to the agricultural industry at large
- Why taking CTEAM interests you personally
- Passion for the industry
The successful recipients will have the chance to take part in a life-changing learning opportunity. The recipients will each receive $8,250CAD to be applied towards tuition and travel expenses for the CTEAM program.
The Scholarship has been offered on an annual basis since 2014. The Scholarship recipients will be awarded each November in conjunction with Farm Management Canada’s Agricultural Excellence Conference.
Scholarship applicants must submit a completed application form along with 2 non-family references by September 15th annually.
To apply for the Robert L. Ross Scholarship click here.
Any industry stakeholders interested in becoming part of and supporting the Robert L. Ross Scholarship are asked to contact AME.
About Agri-Food Management Excellence Inc.
Agri-Food Management Excellence (AME) is inspired by empowering people to realize their goals. We empower farmers, ranchers and other agribusiness professionals through leading edge courses delivered in an unconventional format. It is Canada’s only national farm management learning program.
About Farm Management Canada
Farm Management Canada is a national umbrella for farm business management activity and the only organization dedicated exclusively to the development and delivery of advanced business management information, tools and resources to position Canada’s farmers for success.
For more information contact:
Agri-Food Management Excellence
Heather Broughton, Principal
Phone: 780 781 2840
Farm Management Canada
Heather Watson, Executive Director
Phone: 613 237 9060 ext. 31
New Scholarship Honours the Memory of a Farm Management Legend