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As a Scholar

The Nuffield Canada Scholarship is a prestigious rural leadership program available to anyone mid-career who is involved in agriculture in any capacity of primary production, industry or governance. This $15,000 scholarship provides individuals with a unique opportunity to:

  • Access the world’s most extensive network in food and farming,

  • Achieve personal development through travel and study, and

  • Deliver long-term benefits to Canadian farmers and growers, and to the industry as a whole.

Each year scholarships are awarded to individuals who are expected to assume positions of greater influence in their field in the future.


Nuffield Canada has awarded 6 scholarships with thanks to our generous investors.

Ingrid Johnston has the pleasure of co-owning/managing the glorious Historic Onward Ranch. In the pioneering spirit, Ingrid and her family have launched the very first ever Grass-Fed Beef boxes BC wide, directly from one ranch, to doorsteps through Ingrid shares her excitement for agriculture in the Applied Sustainable Ranching Program, where she co-teaches the beef module with her husband.   

Farm Credit Canada Scholarship Recipient

Ingrid Johnston - 150 Mile House, BC 
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Urban classical musician, now rural Maritime beekeeper, Lauren Park is a first generation farmer specializing in queen bee rearing. Her farms Forest Hill Apiary and Cosman and Whidden Honey Ltd. focus on fruit pollination, honey production, and queen production. Lauren is active in a cross section of agricultural organizations and her topic of study is on queen health, and the queen bee's impact on sustainability in the beekeeping industry.

Canadian Canola Growers Association Scholarship Recipient

Lauren Park - Forrest Hill, NS
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A passionate agri-innovator, husband and father of three farm boys, Ken Coles leads a world class agriculture innovation hub – Farming Smarter.  He proudly bought his grandparents farm and practices innovation with subsurface drip irrigation and a new venture producing willows. Ken hopes to change the way people farm by studying grassroots on-farm innovation organizations around the world.  He believes in the living lab model and that vibrant and stable organizations can offer a significant benefit for Canadian farm innovation.

Ken Coles - Coaldale, AB
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Alberta Wheat Commission Scholarship Recipient

Shawn Moen - Saskatoon, SK
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A driven industry and community leader with farming roots in SW Saskatchewan, Shawn Moen is the CEO and Co-Founder of 9 Mile Legacy Brewing, an innovative nanobrewery located in Saskatoon. Given his background in law and organizational development, Shawn has played a central role in growing the burgeoning craft alcohol industry in his home province. He plans to study how jurisdictions use a business incubation model to create environments where diverse, stratified, and multi-channel agricultural SMEs can survive in startup and thrive in growth.

Nuffield Canada Alumni Fund Scholarship Recipient

Mark was raised on a potato and beef farm in Arlington, Prince Edward Island and gained experience working on the farm during his formative years. He’s been with the PEI Potato Board for 12 years starting as a Market Information Officer, and most recently taking on marketing responsibilities as their Marketing Specialist.  Mark’s passion for agriculture, interest in travel and lifelong learning has led him to become a Nuffield Scholar. 

Mark Phillips - Coaldale, PEI
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PEI Department of Agriculture & Land Scholarship Recipient

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Odette Menard - Saint-Simon de Bagot, QC
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Odette is an expert in earthworm behaviour and soil improvement under no-till conditions with a combination of cover crops to help enhance greater soil health. By understanding this phenomenon, Odette believes agriculture efficiency can be increased, not only by reducing the production costs, but also by increasing the yield and preparing soils for tomorrow’s challenges of energy costs, soil conservation, and climate change.  With this in mind, Odette’s topic of study is to recognize and understand the behavioural changes required to adopt soil health practices for the long term.

Nuffield Canada Alumni Fund Scholarship Recipient

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