CYSA 2012 Winners: A Bright Future for Agriculture

The Senior Finalists for CYSA 2012. Photo by Martin Schwalbe

The 2012 Senior CYSA Finalists. Photo by Martin Schwalbe

The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture held its annual speaking event last weekend in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, at Toronto, Ont. was there to film the promising speakers — an amazing mix of passionate, well-spoken and wise-beyond-their-years individuals.

This year’s junior and senior winners respectively, Dasha Metropolitansky and Lydia Harrison, both spoke on one of five predetermined agriculturally-related topics. Dasha spoke on the importance of water for agriculture and globalization, and Lydia spoke on farmers’ biggest opportunities.

Congratulations to all involved in this year’s CYSA Speaker’s Competition!

If you cannot see Dasha’s speech, click here.

If you cannot see Lydia’s speech, click here.



Shaun Haney

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