Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week awards scholarship to recent veterinarian graduate

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week has been a main stay for the agricultural industry in Grey and Bruce Counties since 1966. The featured commodities have evolved as the area’s agricultural focus has changed, but the mandate to provide information to producers and agribusiness has remained firm.

Producers have supported our programming for 57 years, so the committee would like to give back to the community. With that mandate in mind, the Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Committee has established an annual $1,000 Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Prize in conjunction with the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), to recognize new veterinarians entering food animal practices serving producers in Grey and Bruce Counties. This award recognizes the individual’s past accomplishments, but also encourages their future contributions, and commitment to our rural communities.

On June 16, 2023, the OVC Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2023 had their Convocation and Veterinary Oath Ceremony. The GBFW Committee is delighted to announce that Dr. Hannah Jansen is the recipient of the 2023 GBFW award.

Hannah grew up on a swine and cash crop farm outside of Seaforth. Other animals on the farm included horses, goats, backyard chickens, veal, a few beef cattle, and sheep. She loved growing up on a farm and getting to spend time caring for these animals.

Hannah did her undergraduate degree in Nursing Science and graduated to work as a Registered Nurse for three years where she worked in Tennessee first, then in Ontario.

Hannah would like to thank the farmers who have already welcomed her onto their farms and looks forward to meeting more.

The Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Committee congratulates Dr. Hannah Jansen, and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours!