OFA Student Bursaries

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is offering three bursaries in the amount of $2,000 per recipient. The bursaries are available for students of OFA families who are entering or currently pursuing a post-secondary education in an agriculture-related program.

The bursaries funds were raised at the 2016 Annual General Meeting silent auction. The bursaries will be awarded regionally, including one recipient from each region across Ontario (Northern, Eastern and South-Western).

Eligible applicants include students of OFA families from across the province.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate volunteer and industry related accomplishments, an interest in agriculture and rural issues, community involvement and satisfactory academic performance.

The selected recipients will be announced at the 2017 OFA Annual General Meeting.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 30, 2017. Please submit all application forms to bursary@ofa.on.ca.

Click here to complete the bursary application.

Please refer to the Bursary Terms and Conditions for additional information.


OFA announces 80th anniversary bursary winners

Three post-secondary students received Ontario Federation (OFA) of Agriculture’s 80th anniversary bursary at the organization’s 2016 Annual General Meeting. Anita Rastapkevicuis from Elgin County, Cassidy Smith from Stormont County and Logan Emiry from Sudbury District were each awarded $3,500 to help with their post-secondary education in an agricultural program.

Winners were selected for their volunteer and agricultural industry related accomplishments, interest in agriculture and rural issues, community involvement and academic performance.

A fourth year University of Guelph student, Anita Rastapkevicius is completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) with a minor in Agronomy. Anita was raised on a fruit, vegetable and cash crop operation in West Lorne, ON.

Cassidy Smith comes from a family farm in Berwick, ON and is in her second year of the Farm Management and Technology program at McGill University.

Logan Emiry is in his first year at University of Guelph in the Agriculture Science program and comes from a dairy farm in Massey, ON.

The bursary competition was open to students of OFA member families entering or currently pursuing a post-secondary education in an agricultural program.  Winners were awarded regionally, with one winner from northern, eastern and southwestern Ontario.