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Iowa Corn Announces Future of Agriculture Scholarship Recipients

March 10, 2015

Sixteen scholarships will be awarded through the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program to college students for the 2015-16 school year. 

“Iowa Corn is committed to agriculture and sustaining the industry for future generations,” said Lowell Appleton, a farmer from Sanborn and chair of the Iowa Corn committee that oversees the scholarship program. “We are proud to support students who have a passion for agriculture and take interest in bettering the industry that works so hard to produce the food that Americans eat.”

The Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program awards eight $500 first-year scholarships and eight $500 upperclassman scholarships to individuals who are pursuing degrees that will equip them to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

Applications were judged by selection committees and applicants were evaluated on their essays, applications, letters of reference, and their current grades and activities. Applicants are also members of the Iowa Corn Growers Association or a dependent of a member.

The following students will be awarded $500 scholarships and will be recognized at the Iowa Corn Annual Meeting in August.

High School Senior Scholarship Winners:

  • Ross Friedrich, Alta
  • Joe DeVries, Sheffield
  • Tristan Dittmer, Stanley
  • Natasha Klocke, Rockwell City
  • Emily Cook, Hubbard
  • Ryan Storjohann, Bennett
  • Tiffany McKnight, Osceola
  • Macy Marek, Riverside

College Scholarship Winners:

  • Eric Magnussen, Larrabee
  • Ashley Smeby, Klemme
  • Tyler Rau, Stanley
  • Emilee Earlywine, Mondamin
  • Kristin McConnaha, Moscow
  • Kaitlin Ihns, Wilton
  • Paige Volkens, Treynor
  • Lexi Marek, Riverside

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The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products.  The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 8,000 farmer members.  Both organizations work on a joint mission – creating opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.

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