FMC CADAP launch 2018-19 Excellence Award Agricultural Students

FMC and CADAP launch the 2018-19 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students

Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) are proud to announce the launch of the 2018-19 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students. The award was designed to encourage students to improve their critical thinking, communication and leadership skills through a national competition. FMC and CADAP are collecting submissions from agricultural students across Canada and awards the winner(s) with scholarships towards furthering their education in agriculture. First place stands to win $1,500! The award is designed to help students develop their communication skills by having the opportunity to voice their opinion on a subject related to farm management. This year, students were asked to submit a multimedia presentation, a video, a Twitter chat, a blog or a Wiki, responding to the following question:

How can agriculture bridge the increasing rural and urban divide?

Students have a variety of options to choose from when deciding the best way to participate. Students may answer the question by creating and submitting a:

  • 3 to 5 minute Multimedia Presentation (with audio) or Video
  • 30 to 60 minute Twitter Chat (Twitter discussion on the topic held at a specific time with a specific hashtag)
  • Blog or Wiki

To apply, click here. Selection of winners A panel selected a winner based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the presentation, whether it be audio-video or written
  • Quality of the content
  • Presentation skills and/or written skills
  • Logic and coherent flow of ideas that are relevant to the theme of this year’s competition
  • Ability to reach the desired audience
  • Compliance with eligibility criteria
  • Points will be deducted for going over or under the allotted time (3-5 minutes for Multimedia or Video and 30 to 60 minutes for Twitter Chats)

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age as of 31 December 2018, and they must be enrolled in an agriculture program at a recognized post secondary educational institution at the college or undergraduate level;
  • Applicants must complete the application form included, approved by a professor or teacher from the educational institution;
  • Applicants must provide proof of enrollment at an educational institution in a field related to agriculture or to agri food (you can complete an application form even if you have submitted an application for admission and have not yet received a reply. However, if your application is accepted, you will need to provide a copy of your acceptance letter);
  • Applicants must reside in Canada

Deadline for receipt of entries The deadline for completed application is May 3, 2019.

Source: Farm Management Canada

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