Posted April 26, 2017

WINNIPEG  – Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) will again award six $500 bursaries to deserving Manitoba students in 2017.

The bursaries are available to MBP members, or their children, who are attending a university, college or other post-secondary institution. Students pursuing trades training are also eligible. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or those acquiring a skilled trade that would benefit the rural economy.

“We are proud to offer these bursaries to our members and their children,” said Manitoba Beef Producers President Ben Fox. “Ensuring that our communities have the skilled trades needed by the beef industry is a priority of our board. Some of our past recipients have made significant contributions to rural Manitoba and we are proud to help them achieve their educational goals.”

Those applying must be at least 17 years old as of Jan. 1, 2017 and be an active beef producer or the child of one. Applicants must use the bursary within two years of receiving it and the program they are attending must be at least one year in duration.

Interested students are required to submit an essay no more than 600 words in length discussing what the beef industry means to them, their family, community and Manitoba at large. Students are also asked to include the reasons they enjoy being involved in agriculture.

Applicants must also submit either a high school or post-secondary transcript, proof of enrolment in a recognized institution, a list of their community involvement and three references. The application can be found at

Completed applications must be submitted to MBP by June 2, 2017. All entries will be reviewed by the selection committee and the winners will be notified by July 31, 2017. The winning essays will also be reprinted in the September issue of Cattle Country.

Manitoba Beef Producers is the exclusive voice of the beef industry in Manitoba. Our role and mission is to represent our beef producers through communication, research, advocacy and education. Manitoba Beef Producers represents 7,000 beef producers across the province.