The Arnal Boys Memorial Bursary for Young Farmers is a non profit corporation that was established in 2014 to carry on a legacy for Blake, Sean & Lyndon Arnal and their love for agriculture. All three boys were creative, smart, innovative, energetic and passionate beyond description for agriculture. This bursary is designed for youth in agriculture and enables these characteristics to carry on in south west Saskatchewan.
The objective of the bursary is honour the memory of Blake, Sean and Lyndon Arnal and their legacy of helping others, passion for agriculture and hardworking attitude by providing bursaries to individuals between the ages of 8 and 18 to invest in an agricultural business endeavor or further their education in agriculture.
Applicants are required to submit a business plan for the entrepreneurial venture of education including a written description of the business, funds required to start the business, research completed to develop the plan and the overall goal of their project. Applications are due March 1 of each year.
Over the past three years the outpouring of support and generosity from people, families and businesses across Saskatchewan has been absolutely incredible. The bursary has been able to award about $136,000.00 to 41 students across south west Saskatchewan. The projects have been innovative, unique, creative and include a lot of determination and hard work from each applicant. Applications have been granted for businesses including: pigs, chickens, bred heifers, horses, dogs, bision, open heifers, various types of secondary education, growing and harvesting potatoes, sheep, geese, bulls, cattle embryos and melting bee wax. It has been an absolute pleasure to see the ambition, ingenuity and passion for agriculture in all of the business plans that have been received.