Congratulations to our 2014 Scholars.

(Innisfail, AB – September , 2013)
The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is pleased to announce their 2014 recipients – Cheryl Hazenberg from Calgary, AB, Steve Wolfgram from Stratford, ON, and Daryl Chubb from AB.
The three new scholars will begin their travels with a trip to Canberra and Sydney, Australia in February 2014 where they will meet up with the other 2014 global scholars for one week of tours, workshops, speakers and networking. From there, the Scholars will travel for a minimum of 10 weeks around the world to study a chosen topic.
Nuffield Chair Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote of Saskatchewan is excited about the three new scholars. “Not only are Cheryl, Steve and Daryl embarking on a significant personal development experience, they will also be investigating issues critical to Canadian agriculture and will be sharing their new knowledge and their deeper understanding of the politics, cultures and challenges of world agriculture upon their completion.
Cheryl Hazenberg – Calgary, Alberta

Cheryl Hazenberg currently resides in Calgary, Alberta and is the Director of Technical Services for the Canadian Angus Association. Her passion for the beef industry started when she was a teenager on her family’s commercial beef operation in Central Ontario. A proud agvocate she believes that presenting the facts to those who don’t know about food production is the best way to bridge the gap between the food producers and food consumers.
Cheryl will focus her study on traceability in beef and how we can maximize what we have in order to meet the needs of the global consumer. “Consumers are becoming more educated about how their food is raised every day. Our industry’s need to be able to provide the information they are looking for.” says Cheryl.
Follow Cheryl’s travels at @CherylHazenberg and
Steve Wolfgram – Stratford, Ontario

Steve Wolfgram is a veterinarian at South West Ontario Veterinary Services in Stratford, Ontario, where he lives with his wife Leesa, and children Alexandra and Sam. For the past ten years, Steve has focused on swine herd health and management. Prior to that, Steve worked in a mixed animal practise, where he dealt primarily with beef and dairy herds.
During Steve’s Nuffield travels and studies, his main focus will be on factors that affect the sustainability of food animal agriculture (pork, beef, sheep) in Canada. “The term ‘sustainability’ is sometimes overused or misunderstood, but to me it encompasses profitability (while maintaining an affordable food source), environmental impact, animal health and welfare, and food safety,” says Steve. “I believe that the Canadian food animal industry is at a cross-road when it comes to sustainability. We need to learn from our past and from other regions that have undergone similar changes, while looking to our future needs both domestically and abroad.”
Follow Steve at @Steven_Wolfgram
Daryl Chubb – Iricana, Alberta

Growing up on a Central Saskatchewan farm, Daryl developed a passion for agriculture early in life, which he has now coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit.
After completing his Bachelor of Science at the University of Saskatchewan, Daryl went on to manage a major crop enterprise business, and most recently, he started his own agriculture consulting firm, DeNovo Ag. He currently lives at Iricana, Alberta.
As a Nuffield Scholar, Daryl will study management techniques that increase nutrient efficiency and assess the agronomic challenges that come with increasing food production. Further to that, he will investigate other agronomic attributes that contribute to yield and quality. Professionally, he will continue to expand and diversify his agricultural and business knowledge, utilizing that which he learns to create custom agronomic solutions in a diversity of management areas.
Follow Daryl at @DarylChubb
Nuffield scholarships of $15,000 each are awarded to men and women who are judged to have the greatest potential to create value for themselves, their industries and their communities through the doors which will be opened and the opportunities provided. Scholars are able to access the best production, management and marketing systems in every corner of the world. In addition to embracing the ‘world’s best’ in agriculture, scholars gain life-long friends around the world, and a deep understanding, and global perspective of the politics, cultures and challenges of world agriculture.
Applications for the 2015 Scholarship are due April 30, 2014.
For more information on Nuffield Canada including application forms, visit
For more information:
Alan Miller
Nuffield Canada, Executive Director
(902) 940-4957
Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote
Nuffield Canada, Chair
(306) 955 4645