Elgin County Council Congratulates 2021 Recipients
In 2010, Elgin County was the host of the International Plowing Match. In 2011, County Council approved the allocation of $50,000 to be distributed over ten (10) years for the creation of the “International Plowing Match Legacy Fund Scholarship”.
The first scholarships were awarded in 2012. This year marks the final year of the scholarship program. At the July 6, 2021 meeting, County Council approved a one-time contribution of an additional $5,000, for $10,000 in total, to support four (4) scholarships in the program’s final year as an investment into future agricultural leaders in Elgin County and to recognize the high calibre of applications received in the program’s final year.
This year’s recipients are talented, hardworking individuals who are poised to become leaders in Elgin County’s agricultural community. Each recipient had an impressive array of accomplishments and references confirming their commitment to agriculture in Elgin County.
- Ms. Amelia McLarty, Municipality of West Elgin ($2,500). Ms. Amelia McLarty is completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Food and Agricultural Business degree from the University of Guelph.
- Ms. Karen Reymer, Township of Malahide ($2,500). Ms. Karen Reymer is completing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of Guelph.
- Mr. Samuel Kuivenhoven, Township of Southwold ($2,500). Mr. Samuel Kuivenhoven is completing a Bachelor of Animal Science degree from the University of Guelph.
- Mr. Joe Rastapkevicius, Municipality of West Elgin ($2,500) Mr. Joe Rastapkevicius is completing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of Guelph.
Photo (From Left to Right): Warden Tom Marks, 2010 IPM Chairman and County Councillor Duncan McPhail, Karen Reymer, Samuel Kuivenhoven, Amelia McLarty, Joe Rastapkevicius.