2021 Grand Prize Scholarship Winner, Jesse Patzer
Jesse was raised on a farm just outside of Swift Current, Saskatchewan and his passion for agriculture was evident in his submission.
Jesse is part of a multi-generational cow-calf and crop operation and recognizes the role he can play in improving transparency, committing in his essay that, “as a future farmer and rancher, I will spend my life dedicated to growing sustainable and reliable food that I can be proud of.”
In his award-winning essay, he outlines the role media has played in the public’s perception of agriculture. Having grown up in a large farming community, Jesse understands the importance of creating opportunities for the agriculture industry to become increasingly transparent.
Jesse will be furthering his education at the University of Saskatchewan. He plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a focus on Agriculture & Bioresources.
View Jesse’s Submission (PDF)
2021 Scholarship Runner-Ups
Born and raised just outside of Saskatoon, Jessica and her family operate Rivendale Cattle Company, where they raise beef cattle. Jessica is a member of 4-H and the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association. She has witnessed first-hand the disconnect that exists between the agriculture industry and the public and understands the need to increase transparency to build public trust.
In her video submission, Jessica outlines the importance of sharing producer stories and the positive impact that can come from addressing consumer concerns. Jessica encourages producers to build relationships with consumers and recognizes the importance of educating youth about the industry through organizations like Agriculture in the Classroom.
Jessica will be attending the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 2021 to pursue a degree in Agriculture & Bioresources.
View Jessica’s Submission - (YouTube video)
Kylidge is the third generation to take part in his family’s mixed farm near Bethune, Saskatchewan. His passion for sharing transparency is evident through his YouTube channel where he shares his family’s food story. In Kylidge’s submission, he discusses the important relationship between producers and consumers and how sharing stories along the supply chain can improve transparency.
Kylidge will be studying Agribusiness at the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 2021.
View Kylidge’s Submission - (YouTube video)
From Saskatoon, Sarah’s essay highlights how consumers are becoming more ethically aware of agriculture practices and the impact producers can have on establishing trust between the two. Sarah explains how truth in agriculture is vital to building transparency in the industry and outlines how producers can take advantage of social media channels and educate youth as a way to increase understanding of the agriculture industry.
Sarah will be continuing her education at the University of Saskatchewan studying for a Bachelor of Science in the Animal Bioscience program.
View Sarah’s Submission (PDF)