Ryan Boyd of Forrest, Manitoba is one of five Canadians and the sole Manitoban to receive a 2019 Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship. He'll be receiving the Western Canadian Grains Research Foundation Scholarship.

“These five scholars will spend the next two years enhancing their leadership and organizational skills while exploring issues critical to Canadian agriculture,” said Ian McPhadden, Chairman of Nuffield Canada. “A Nuffield Scholarship is a life-changing experience, providing unique opportunities and perspectives that are invaluable to the Canadian agricultural climate. Nuffield Canada is very proud of its 2019 candidates and grateful to alumni and program investors for supporting the award of these five scholarships.”

Ryan is is the managing partner of South Glanton Farms, a family farming operation of annual crops and beef cattle. He will study grazing ruminants as a resilient solution for long-term agriculture profitability, productivity and climate change.

In March of 2019, the scholars will meet with others from around the globe for a week-long conference, focusing on global agriculture, business, and personal development, in Iowa.

Nuffield scholarships are awarded to individuals who are judged to have the greatest potential to create value for their industries and for Canadian agriculture through a program of international study. Scholars have the opportunity to study the best production, management and marketing systems in the world, while gaining a deeper understanding of the politics, cultures and challenges of global agriculture. Nuffield Scholar final reports are shared extensively and considered valuable resources for Canadian agriculture.

Applications for the 2020 Scholarship program will be due April 30, 2019.

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