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Brian Knull

2020 Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship

It's that time of year again – the time when CANTERRA SEEDS takes an opportunity to support youth starting a career in agriculture, while celebrating the legacy of a man who left a big mark through his 40-year career in Canadian ag. 

About the Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship

We are very lucky to be able to pay tribute every year to our colleague and good friend Brian Knull through the Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship, dedicated in his memory. 

The Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship was created in 2018 by CANTERRA SEEDS and the Knull Family to encourage rural students to continue with their education at a post-secondary institution. 

One student annually is awarded a $1,500 scholarship to use towards their education. The student must be:

  1. a Canadian citizen,
  2. an Alberta resident, and
  3. be registered in an undergraduate program at an accredited post-secondary institution.

The 2020 scholarship application period is now open!

How to submit your application:

  • Visit bkscholarship.com
  • Complete the following steps:

    • Fill out the application form
    • Provide proof of enrollment at an accredited post-secondary institution
    • Write a 500-word essay or film a 3-5 minute video on a given topic (see topics here)

For complete details, please visit bkscholarship.com


Brian Knull, far left, pictured at a team-building event with CANTERRA SEEDS colleagues.

Remembering our Colleague and Friend

For those of us that knew BK, we know that he had a passion for the agriculture industry and influenced many people within it. He had traditional small town values: he believed in a good handshake, a good laugh and good cold beer. Brian was more than just a great seedsman for our company – he brougth experience, leadership and good old dry humour to our crew.

What the man may have lacked on the go cart track, he made up for tenfold in sales tracker. This initiative is a reminder to us every year about what a strong impact Brian has left on our business, our people and our industry. 

If you're looking to start your career in Candian agriculture, or you know someone who wants to make an impact on the ag industry like our friend Brian did, please submit an application form and supporting documents to CANTERRA SEEDS (by mail or email) by October 30, 2020. 


Renée McMillian, Marketing Manager, has been with CANTERRA SEEDS for over eight years. Renée oversees the development and execution of CANTERRA SEEDS marketing and communications strategies and tactics. She works with the Sales and Senior Management Teams, along with CANTERRA SEEDS third-party agency as  well as seed grower and retail partners to ensure marketing and communications is aligned and supporting stakeholder needs.

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