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Iowa Corn Announces Future of Agriculture Scholarship Recipients

May 1, 2020

Iowa Corn announced the student recipients of the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program for the 2020-2021 school year. Iowa Corn awarded sixteen (16) $1,000 one-year scholarships to deserving, qualified students enrolled at an accredited U.S. 2-year or 4-year junior college or university, or graduate school, in a program of study to equip them to contribute to Iowa’s agriculture industry. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB).

“Developing future leaders in the agriculture industry is important to Iowa Corn,” said Roger Wuthrich, a farmer from Bloomfield and chair of the Iowa Corn Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff (GNMC) Committee. “Our industry’s success depends on our ability to offer relevant programming, advocacy, and services to those new leaders entering Iowa’s agricultural sector. We are excited for the future of agriculture in Iowa with this group of recipients leading the way.”

Selection committees evaluated applications by their essays, applications, reference letters, current grades, and activities. It is a blind selection process by the committee. Students must also be an ICGA member or be a dependent of a member. Each Iowa Corn district field manager has one winner per area. 

High school scholarship winners include:

  • District 1: Sarah Rosgaard, Rock Valley, IA
  • District 2: Mercedes Lesmeister, McIntire, IA
  • District 3: Nicholas Dittmer, Stanley, IA
  • District 4: Dawson Evers, Denison, IA
  • District 5: Seth Entrikin, Adel, IA
  • District 6: Hunter Holdgrafer, Bryant, IA 
  • District 7: Colton Moore, Randolph, IA
  • District 9: Leah Marek, Riverside, IA

College scholarship winners include:

  • District 1: Alayna Gerhardt, Oklahoma State University
  • District 2: Calvin Carlson, Iowa State University
  • District 3: Emma Ehlers, Iowa State University
  • District 4: Hannah Holdsworth, Iowa State University
  • District 5: Leah Mosher, Iowa State University
  • District 6: Julia Campbell, Iowa State University
  • District 7: Megan Behrends, Iowa State University
  • District 9: Brooke Beinhart, Iowa State University

For More Information:

Brandi Snyder, Public Relations Manager, bsnyder@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242

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