12 Promising Youth Leaders Awarded 2023 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships

Ottawa, ON, Aug. 29, 2023 – 4-H Canada is proud to announce the names of the 12 young leaders from across Canada who have been awarded the 2023 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships. Twelve 4-H members were selected from across Canada, each receiving $3,000 to pursue post-secondary studies in the field of agriculture, agricultural science or agricultural business beginning in fall 2023.

“We could not be happier with the selection of TD 4-H Agriculture recipients this year, and on behalf of 4-H Canada, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them all,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “We are fortunate to work with partners like TD who recognize and support our mission to empower youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders that affect positive change in the world around them.”

Together, 4-H Canada and TD are committed to promoting positive youth development, and providing youth with tools and guidance to lay the foundation for a life-long love of learning in the field of agriculture.

"TD is a proud supporter of 4-H Canada and the role it plays in the lives of tomorrow's agriculture leaders," said Alec Morley, Senior Vice President, Agriculture Services, Business Banking. "Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients and thank you for your dedication to agriculture. We all benefit when agriculture thrives."

The 2023 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship recipients are:

Name Hometown Province Program of Study Institution
Karsten Grabler Cherhill AB Agricultural Sustainability Lakeland College
Kinley Baier Compeer AB Animal Science Technology: Beef Science Lakeland College
Lucia Johnston 150 Mile House BC Applied Sustainable Ranching Diploma Thompson Rivers University
Grace Van Buekenhout Dauphin MB Bachelor of Science (Food Science) University of Manitoba
Alexander Versloot Keswick Ridge NB Business Management – Dairy Farming Dalhousie University
Matthew Bishop Round Hill NS Business Management – Dairy Farming Dalhousie University
James Rand Port Williams NS Bachelor of Science in Animal Science Dalhousie University
Doug Archer Mount Pleasant ON Bachelor of Science in Agriculture University of Guelph
Kaylee Wells Jasper ON Bachelor of Science in Agriculture University of Guelph
Brooklyn Ziebarth Pakenham ON Bachelor of Science in Agriculture University of Guelph
Devyn Tomolak Aberdeen SK Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness University of Saskatchewan
Caitlyn Spratt Melfort SK Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience University of Saskatchewan

For more information on the TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship, visit 4-h-canada.ca/scholarships.

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About 4-H Canada

For 110 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has 17,434 members and nearly 7,000 volunteer leaders participating in more than 45,000 projects. Our goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing youth leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world. To learn more about 4-H Canada, please visit 4-h-canada.ca and follow our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

About TD Bank Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by assets and serves over 27.5 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; Wealth Management and Insurance, including TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 16 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.9 trillion in assets on April 30, 2023. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

For more information, media may contact:

Amy Felton
Communications Manager
4-H Canada

Jillian Tanouye
Manager I Corporate & Public Affairs
TD Bank Group