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Source: Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation news release

The Canadian agriculture industry rallied in support of the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) raising $98,338 in 2016.

CABEF awards six $2,500 scholarships annually to students enrolling in an agricultural university or college in Canada. Fundraising efforts in conjunction with Best of CAMA (Canadian Agri-Marketing Association) raised $42,642 from live and silent auctions, and the Wall of Wine raffle for 24 bottles of wine.

Other donations were made in cash, auction items and donated advertising space to promote the CABEF scholarship application deadline and the announcement of the scholarship recipients.

"I want to thank the Canadian agriculture industry for their generous support of CABEF," said Rod Merryweather, chairman of the board for CABEF. "These scholarships help to support the future of our great agriculture industry." The 2017 scholarship application deadline is April 30, 2017. Application information is located at

About CABEF:
The purpose of CABEF is to advance education and encourage excellence in the agriculture industry for the benefit of the public, by funding training and providing scholarships, bursaries and awards to students enrolled in an agriculture or related program at a university or college across Canada. For more information, visit

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