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Taber, Alta., offering bursaries for agriculture students

August 24, 2023  By Heather Cameron, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Aug. 24, 2023 – In Alberta, the Municipal District of Taber is offering financial assistance to those pursuing education in agricultural studies.

“In a dedicated effort to nurture the growth and development of the agricultural sector, the Municipal District of Taber in partnership with the Agricultural Service Board, (believes) the introduction of an Agriculture Bursary program stands as a beacon of support for aspiring individuals in the field,” Carley Grant, Communications Coordinator for the Municipal District of Taber, said in a press release.

Grant says that four $500 bursaries are awarded each year, and once per individual, to meet varying educational needs.


The Municipal District of Taber’s Agricultural Service Board, Grant says, envisioned a way to address the shortage of skilled individuals in agriculture and create opportunities for students to thrive in the sector and approved the program.

Grant says that those who apply for the bursaries must have resided within Taber prior to enrolment and must also provide proof of enrolment in an accredited post-secondary institution. Prospective candidates, Grant says, must also demonstrate a strong commitment to pursuing agricultural studies, exhibit academic achievements, and present their aspirations to contribute positively to the agricultural industry.

Applications for the bursaries, Grant says, are due August 31, 2023. Grant says the application involves submitting academic records, demonstrating their commitment to agriculture, and outlining their future aspirations within the industry.

More information about the application and the application process can be found at:

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