VanRaes top agricultural reporter

Shannon VanRaes headshotAylmer-area native Shannon VanRaes was named the Agricultural Journalist of the Year by the North American Agricultural Journalists Association (NAAJ) at a recent conference in Washington, D.C.

She won the honour for her series of investigative stories for the Manitoba Co-operator on a failed hemp-processing venture.

She was cited by the judge for chronicling how a local community’s economic development idea won millions in federal funding, but in the end only an empty building was left.


  • Shannon MacQueen

    Congrats Shannon! What an acomplishment