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Robert (Bob) L. Ross scholarship open for applications
This year farmers have two opportunities to win the Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship to attend the CTEAM program.
CTEAM stands for Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management and is run by Agri-food Management Excellence. During the program, farmers learn detailed financial, marketing and human relations management skills, using their own operation as a case study.
Robert (Bob) Ross was instrumental in guiding the CTEAM program, inspiring and encouraging farm management excellence across Canada through his leadership and passion for the agricultural community. Bob fought a courageous battle with cancer, passing in March 2014.
As a tribute to his passion, leadership and legacy, Agri-Food Management Excellence, Farm Management Canada, Family Farms Group and the Ross Family, along with an additional private contributor this year, established the Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship program, rewarding 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.
This year there will be two scholarships of $8250 CAN, which are to be applied towards CTEAM tuition and travel. The successful applicants can choose to attend CTEAM starting in January 2017.
Applicants must be more than 21 years of age and possess passion and devotion to excellence in farm business management. See the application for a complete list of requirements.
The deadline for scholarship applications is Sept. 15, 2016.
Applications can be downloaded at www.agrifoodtraining .com.
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.
About Family Farms Group
Family Farms Group is a network of family farm operators, agricultural experts and suppliers working together to preserve the legacy of family farms. Their network provides knowledge, training, and connections to help your farm grow and compete in an increasingly consolidated industry.
For more information contact
Agri-Food Management Excellence
Heather Broughton, Principal
Phone: 780 781 2840
Larry Martin, Principal
Phone: 519 841 1698
Farm Management Canada
Heather Watson, Executive Director
Phone: 613 237 9060 ext. 31