WinField United Canada | Scholarship

2018 Scholarship Details

2018 WinField United Canada Scholarship Recipient Announced

WinField United Canada is excited to announce that it has chosen the recipient for its 2018 Scholarship Award.
Brittany Hennig of Ardrossan, AB has been selected and has been awarded $2,500 in scholarship funds to put towards her post-secondary education.

“The WinField United Canada scholarship intends to assist students with the financial cost of their post-secondary education,” says Trish Kroeger, HR Business Advisor with WinField United Canada. “We recognize that continued success in agriculture is reliant on our youth, and our investment in these students is an investment in our industry.”

In 2013, Brittany received her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Ag Crop Science. She is now enrolled in the Master of Science program at the University of Alberta.  She is focusing on Crop Pathology, looking at integrated strategies for clubroot management on canola.

"I am so grateful to be the 2018 recipient of the WinField United Canada scholarship," states Hennig.  “Being able to develop my skills and knowledge in graduate studies is an opportunity I am very excited for. Contributing back to the industry after school with continued extension to ag industry members is something I am very passionate about. I am extremely fortunate and appreciative to have the support of WinField United Canada to further my education and career, and I look forward to returning the support in the future."

Application for the scholarship was open to college and university students that are enrolled in an agricultural program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. A requirement for the scholarship application was the submission of a 750-word essay discussing the role of the Agronomist and how the role continues to evolve, given constantly changing technologies being introduced to the agriculture industry. Below are excerpts from Brittany’s essay:

 “For me, the integration of technology is not a replacement, but progress. It allows agronomists to do more with increasingly effective resources. Growers want to produce the highest yielding and highest quality crops, in the safest and most economically and environmentally conscious way possible. Agronomists serve to facilitate this objective.”

Typically, growers want to connect to humans and talk about their successes and failures – to learn from experiences. They desire a dialogue where complex, integrated ideas can flourish and be acted on in a timely manner.”
 
Thank you to all the students who took the time to apply for the 2018 WinField United Canada Scholarship.