A promotional graphic announcing U of G agriculture student Allison Visser as the winner of the Feed Your Future Scholarship.
(Photo courtesy of AgCareers.com)

A University of Guelph student has won the first-ever Canadian Feed Your Future Scholarship presented by AgCareers.com.  

Allison Visser, a fourth-year student in the Honours Agriculture program at the Ontario Agricultural College, plans to help Canadians connect to agriculture “by educating them on where their food comes from.” 

In her application essay for the competition, Visser wrote: “I am going to feed the world with my talent by promoting sustainable practices that will allow producers to earn consumer trust and remain productive and profitable into the future, and by leveraging all available food sources, along with reducing food waste to increase global food security.”  

The Feed Your Future scholarship supports post-secondary students in Canada who are studying agriculture or who intend to pursue an agricultural career.  

The scholarship is part of AgCareers.com’s initiative, also called Feed Your Future, that helps American and Canadian agricultural organizations in recruiting, training and connecting with individuals within the industry.