The champion showperson at both this year’s 4-H Dairy Regional Show at the Metcalfe Fair and the EastGen Showcase in Spencerville received a $2,000 bursary from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture at the group’s annual general meeting on Nov. 19.
Tamara Hamilton, whose family runs Hamildale Farm at Russell, about 30 minutes southeast of downtown Ottawa, was one of three students to receive the bursary. The other two were Megan Wright of Simcoe County and Lauren Benoit of Perth County.
Tamara also received a $2,500 scholarship from the Ottawa Valley Farm Show in late August. She is in her fifth year at the University of Guelph, studying bio resource management, specializing in environmental management.