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Holstein Canada’s commitment to young dairy leaders across the country remains evident in the annual Education Award. The $1000.00 Education Awards fall under pillar three of “Awards and Recognition” in the Young Leader Program, and are awarded to six recipients from across the country yearly. The Young Leader Advisory Committee selected six worthy candidates from this year’s bundle of applications. Applicants were evaluated on their farm and work involvement; youth and community involvement; career choice, scholastic achievements and new this year an essay question based on Holstein Canada’s services.

This year’s Education Award winners are:

· Erin Cuthbert; Ladysmith, British Columbia

· Lars Iversen; Olds, Alberta

· Ryan Porter; Lower Onstow, Nova Scotia

· Cassie Allen; Alfred, Ontario

· Derrick Knill; Bornholm, Ontario

· Emile Pouliot; La Durantaye, Quebec

The goal of the Education Award is to select and award well-rounded individuals in the Canadian Dairy Industry that have made a commitment to their career, community, schooling, and the industry at large. On behalf of the selection committee, I would like to congratulate this year’s winners as they were exceptional candidates that have bright futures in Agriculture.