Delta farm creates scholarships for Kwantlen Polytechnic University

DELTA — A Delta farm is offering students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University even more reason to pursue their green thumbs.

Windset Farms has announced it will be offering one $2,000 and two $1,000 awards annually to students of KPU’s horticulture and business programs.

"We believe students enrolled in Kwantlen’s programs can help us define the horticultural reality our children will inherit," said John Newell.

Newell said while the typical image of farming may be that of tractors and cows, the industry has become a complicated operation driven by technology. He said he hopes the scholarships will encourage youth to pursue careers in the field and stay up to date with the methods.

"In today’s information-and technology-based economy, postsecondary education not only benefits students but also our industry and society as a whole," said Newell. "There are always new ways of growing produce and new technologies to manage farms better. By supporting these students, we hope they can help us achieve higher goals."