The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), in conjunction with cosponsor BASF Corporation, awarded five college students from around the country with scholarships at the 2016 Commodity Classic.
The William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture scholarships, created to foster promising agricultural leaders for the future, awarded five winners with $1,000 for their pursuit of a degree in an agriculture-related field “NCGA is pleased to partner with BASF to offer this scholarship opportunity to another year of outstanding students,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling. “Our legacy depends on encouraging the next generation to embark on careers in agriculture.”
One of those honored at Classic was Iowa Corn member Andrew Lauver of Rockwell City. Lauver is currently a graduate student studying agribusiness at Kansas State University.
“As a young agriculturalist, it is an honor to have the support of NCGA and BASF,” said Lauver. “Their support ensures that the next generation is able to successfully navigate the challenges of the ever changing world of ag.”
“Fostering a successful, sustainable future for agriculture is that catalyst behind BASF’s Crop Protection business, “ said Paul Rea, Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America, BASF. “The future starts with bright minds, and helping young individuals venture toward a career in agriculture is important to BASF.”
For more information on the scholarship program, please visit ncga.com.
The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is an 8,000-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.