Agri-Food Management Excellence, Farm Management Canada and the family of Robert L. Ross have established the Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship program, rewarding one Canadian farmer with the opportunity to participate in the CTEAM program and “continue on a path towards excellence.”

Robert (Bob) L. Ross was instrumental in inspiring and encouraging farm management excellence across Canada and the United States through his leadership and passion for the agricultural community. A dairy farmer and farm business consultant from St.Marys, Ontario, Bob fought a courageous battle with cancer, passing in March 2014. This scholarship will ensure Bob’s legacy lives on and continues to inspire the next generation of remarkable farm managers, says his family.

A key member of the farming community that established the creation of CTEAM, Ross’s “passion for farm business management excellence was exemplified as he encouraged and supported the participants through his many years of involvement with the program,” says Heather Broughton, AME Principal. “This scholarship is a tribute to his dedication and commitment.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate:

  • A progressive operation and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passion for the industry — community or industry involvement
  • How the value gained from the program will be used

The successful recipient will have the chance to take part in a life-changing learning opportunity. The recipient will receive free tuition to the CTEAM program and up to $4,000 towards travel expenses.

The Scholarship will be offered on an annual basis beginning in 2014. The Scholarship recipient will be awarded on November 20th, 2014 in conjunction with Farm Management Canada’s Agricultural Excellence Conference taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Scholarship applicants must submit a completed application form along with 2 non-family references by October 31st, 2014. To apply for the Robert L. Ross Scholarship, visit:

Any industry stakeholders interested in becoming part of and supporting the Robert L. Ross Scholarship are asked to contact AME.

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