Calgary, Alberta, Canada
September 3, 2009
Saskatchewan students enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan Agriculture and Bioresources program are encouraged to enter a scholarship sponsored by InVigor® hybrid canola and Bayer CropScience to win $2,500 towards their studies. The entry deadline is Sept. 30, 2009.
The InVigor scholarship was established in 2006 to recognize the 10th Anniversary of InVigor hybrid canola. This scholarship is open to AgBio students in any year of study, and its value has been increased to $2,500 for the 2009-2010 school year. Four InVigor scholarships will be awarded later this Fall, after all applications are considered.
“The entire canola industry is working to build on the economic and research success story of canola in Western Canada. The future lies with knowledge and ideas, which is why we want to support some of the best and brightest through the InVigor scholarship,” said Brad Ewankiw, Marketing Manager for Oilseeds for Bayer CropScience Canada – the developer and marketer of InVigor hybrid canola. “Over the past few years we’ve seen that students applying for this scholarship are the next generation of farmers, researchers and business owners.”
With an eye to that future, students are being asked to write a 250-word short essay on the topic: The Canadian canola industry has set a goal of seeing Canada grow 15 million tones of canola by 2015. What are some ways the canola industry – from manufacturers to growers, and distributors to consumers – can help make this happen?
“We look forward to some very interesting responses to this question,” said Ewankiw. The winning responses will be published in The Western Producer.
To be eligible, students must be Canadian citizens, enrolled in any year of the undergraduate program in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources (including students starting first year this September) and submit their application and essay to email@example.com by Sept. 30, 2009. Further details are available at the Dean’s office.
InVigor hybrids are the most popular canola seeded in Canada, accounting for a significant amount of the canola acreage seeded this year. And for good reason. InVigor has maintained an unbroken string as the top yielder in the Canola Council-managed Prairie Canola Variety Trials (PCVTs) every year since the inception of the PCVTs in 2003.
About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.4 billion (2008), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer Crop¬Science has a global workforce of about 18,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. Further information on Bayer CropScience Canada is available at: www.bayercropscience.ca