The Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is proud to announce the 2011 recipients of the “Manitoba Beef Producers Bursary”.  The 2011 awards go to: 

  • Erin Cathcart, of Neepawa
  • Nicole Rae-Ann Blyth, of MacGregor
  • Cody Fedak, of McCreary
  • Justin Krisjansson, of Forrest 

MPB awards four bursaries annually to MBP members or their children attending a university, college or other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training.  The bursaries are aimed at students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade that would be beneficial to the rural economy. 

Major Jay Fox, President of the MBP

“I want to congratulate all of the 2011 MBP Bursary recipients”, stated Major Jay Fox, MBP President.  “We had many worthy applicants and the selection of just four students was very difficult.” 

“The goal of these awards is to encourage our young people to take up advanced education paths that will give them the opportunity to come back to our farms and rural communities.  The future of both agriculture and our towns depend on providing opportunities for our kids to earn a good living back home,” concluded Fox. 

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.  We provide this representation within industry, to government, to the beef consumer and general public.  These efforts take place to strengthen our industry viability, improve prosperity and ensure a sustainable future for the beef industry in Manitoba for the benefit of all our producers.  The Manitoba Beef Producers represents 8,000 beef producers across the province.  

For Further Information Contact:

Cam Dahl, General Manager                                                                                                                             
Phone: 204.772.4542