The CSBA board of directors is pleased to congratulate Janessa Henry from Upper Musquadoboit, NS, who is this year’s recipient of the CSBA scholarship. Janessa is in her final year of Agriculture (Animal Science major) at Dalhousie University, Truro, NS. Janessa has been involved in 4-H for 9 years and has her own flock of Suffolk sheep. On top of planning to expand her purebred sheep flock, Janessa is considering additional studies in agriculture through a Masters and PhD, or working in the meat sector.
Emily Mastine is in her final year of Farm Management and Technology at the MacDonald campus of McGill University. She has worked on beef, dairy and sheep farms, as well as being active in 4-H. After completing her degree, Emily plans to build a career in agriculture and hopes to assist her dad (Larry) in their own flock expansion.
Marleen Palsson owns a flock of 15 registered Hampshire ewes and 30 Suffolk x Hampshire ewes. She is in her 3rd year at the University of Saskatchewan, where she is studying animal science. Marleen’s extensive 4-H experience has given her an advantage in her animal science classes. She hopes to work in nutrigenomics (or other genetic research) in sheep and/or cattle when she completes her degree.
The CSBA board of directors is pleased to congratulate Jessica Walker from Langley, BC, who is this year’s recipient of the CSBA scholarship. Jessica is in her first year of Nursing at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Jessica has been involved in 4-H for 11 years and has her own flock of sheep called Song Hill Suffolks. Upon graduation, Jessica hopes to return to her flock and family farm, and support the rural community with her nursing skills.
Tamara is in her second year of Agriculture at Dalhousie University where she is studying Animal Science. Tamara plans on becoming a veterinarian and is committed to a life in agriculture and raising sheep. Her family raises a small flock of Dorset and Rideau Arcott sheep and she has been actively involved in 4-H (sheep and dairy) for five years.