17 June 2024

[PORT ELGIN, ON] – Six students from across the country are recipients of the 2024 scholarships, sponsored by the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation.

The $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food related program at a Canadian college, university or technical institution.

This year’s recipients are:

Emma Pflanz, Vancouver, BC

Brooke-Lynn Finnerty, Sturgeon County, AB

Mary Lee McNeil, Alameda, SK

Faryal Yousaf, Brandon, MB

Allison Goodyear, Ottawa, ON

Emma Bishop, Round Hill, NS

Applicants were assessed on a combination of their leadership attributes, and written or video response to the question “Canada is a global leader in sustainable agriculture and food production.  Provinces and Territories came together to create the Guelph Statement which outlines a vision for 2028. Select one of the six guiding principles from the Guelph Statement and describe three ways that the agriculture and food industry can remain sustainable for years to come.”

“We are honoured to support these students as they pursue their career paths in agriculture and food,” says Becky Parker, chair of the board for CABEF. “Based on their applications, it is clear they are future leaders who will bring the innovative ideas and passion needed to overcome the challenges faced by the agri-food industry.”

To obtain a print-friendly image of a scholarship winner, or to obtain a copy of their winning essay, please contact info@cabef.org. For further information about CABEF’s work, visit cabef.org.



Mary Thornley
Executive Director, Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation

Becky Parker
Chair, Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation

About CABEF:
CABEF advances education and encourages excellence in the agriculture industry by providing scholarships to students enrolled in an agriculture-related program at a college, university or technical institute in Canada. For more information, visit cabef.org.