From a news release
The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) Competition is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 competition which took place Saturday, November 4, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
Senior Champion: Lois Schultz, Wetaskiwin, AB; First Runner-up: Maria Clemotte, Nanaimo, BC; Second Runner-up: Jennifer Betzner, Lynden, ON.
Junior Champion: Rosemund Ragetli, Winnipeg, MB; First Runner-up: Quentin Albrecht, Holden, AB; Second Runner-up: William Orr, Howick, QC.
The 33rd edition of CYSA welcomed 27 competitors, aged 11 to 24, from across Canada who offered their insights and solutions regarding the following topics:
- Working in agriculture is more than just farming.
- Does digital farming have a place in the future of Canadian agriculture?
- Farm gate to dinner plate: The importance of food traceability for Canadian consumers.
- How will we feed 9 billion people by 2050?
- Food waste: What is the global impact and who is responsible for making a change?
As announced after the Seniors final round the topics for 2018 will be:
- My view on diversity in Canadian agriculture.
- Canadian agriculture needs more people – and this is how we’re going to get them.
- What is sustainability and why does it matter to Canadian agriculture?
- The next big thing in Canadian agriculture is: _______
- How can we educate urban populations about where our food comes from and the industry standards involved?
Each year the renowned public speaking competition is held at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The competition is open to youth ages 11 to 24 with a passion for agriculture whether raised on a farm, in the country or in the city.
Watch the social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube) in the coming weeks for event photos and presentation videos.
For information about CYSA, visit the website.