Globally Connecting Today's
Executive Director - Leona Watson, 2019 Scholars - John Cote, Dr. Christoph Weder,
Ryan Boyd, Mark Brock, Scott Holtman, Chairman - E. Blake Vince
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, Des Moines, Iowa
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,
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.
A passionate leader, advocate and mother of six, Amy Cronin has already created waves within the agricultural landscape. She and her husband, Mike, farm in Ontario, Iowa, and Missouri as hog and cash crop producers. Amy works in many capacities, being active in agriculture and food at the local, provincial and national levels. Amy plans to take a comprehensive look at the risk management strategies implemented by successful farm businesses, agricultural industries and governments around the world.
Grain Farmers of Ontario Scholarship Recipient
Amy Cronin - Bluevale, Ontario
MEET OUR 2020 SCHOLARS
Nuffield Canada has awarded 4 scholarships with thanks to our generous investors.
An accomplished and motivated scientist, Jodi Souter is an independent plant breeder who believes that the future opportunities for Canada’s crop sector is limitless. Jodi plans to learn more about the progress and limitations surrounding crop development in varying political environments. She will gain insight into opportunities enabled by the Plant Breeders Rights Act and hopes to promote innovations in the development of cutting-edge varieties to enable farmers to be more competitive in the global market.
Canadian Canola Growers Association Scholarship Recipient
Jodi Souter - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
A futurist in technology, Dawn Trautman is a manager of Smart Agriculture and Food Innovation with Alberta Innovates. As an agricultural economist with a BSc in Biological Sciences and a MSc in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Dawn plans to study the barriers for Smart Agriculture adoption for producers while also expanding on opportunities for technology companies to develop and integrate made-in-Canada solutions for sustainable production.
Dawn Trautman - Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Wheat Commission Scholarship Recipient
A city slicker turned visionary farmer, Andrew Rosychuk is the owner of Rosy Farms, a haskap orchard in the prairies. After graduating from Olds College with a Diploma in Production Horticulture, he became unstoppable in achieving his goals. He founded the Haskap Alberta Association and co-founded North 49 Fruit Corporation. His topic of study will focus on the value in developing on-farm, medium scale processing units giving the primary producer an advantage in capitalizing a value added ingredient or product.
Nuffield Canada Alumni Fund Scholarship Recipient