Athabasca County student awarded AAAF bursary

An Athabasca County resident has received a Memorial Bursary from the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen (AAAF).

In October Grace Nimco, was presented with a $1,000 cheque to assist her continue studying at the University of Alberta. She grew up on a farm in the Colinton/New Pine Creek area of Athabasca County and recently graduated from high school in Athabasca.

Created as an ongoing tribute to active Agricultural Fieldmen and in memory of retired AAAF members who pass away, the $1,000 bursary is awarded annually in each of the five provincial regions of the AAAF in Alberta. The bursary is intended for students continuing their education at a College or University. Students must be enrolled in an agricultural or environmental science program.

“There were many applications for this bursary in the NW Region of the AAAF,” says Trent Keller, Farm Production Specialist for Athabasca County and President of the association. “Grace’s application stood out due to her academic accomplishments, involvement in 4H, as well as her interest in the Field of Animal Sciences/Veterinarian Medicine.”

The accomplishment was recognized at the AAAF Fall Convention and a recent Athabasca County Agricultural Services Board meeting.

“I am extremely grateful for the support the association has provided me through this bursary,” says Nimco. “It has given me the opportunity to pursue a Degree in Agriculture at the University of Alberta.”

More information about the AAAF Memorial Bursary can be obtained by visiting the AAAF website or contacting your local Agricultural Fieldman.