Missouri Corn Honors Outstanding Youth
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–The Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the 2011 Missouri Corn Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive a $750 schoalrship sponsored by teh Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) to contribute to their college education.
“These individuals will be leading our industry in the next few years,” said Kyle Kirby, Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee chairman and livestock and grain farmer from Liberal, Mo. “Agriculture is rapidly evolving and Missouri corn growers want to help students receive the education necessary to continue moving our industry forward.”
This is the fifteenth year Missouri Corn Scholarships have been granted. To be eligible, high school seniors and college students must be entering their senior year and pursuing a degree in agronomy or related field. Congratulations go out to the following winners of the 2011 Missouri Corn Scholarships:
- Landon Anderson, De Soto, Mo. – attending Truman State University
- Marianne Emery, Sullivan, Mo. – attending Truman State University
- Brandon Thiel, Marshall, Mo. – attending the University of Missouri
- Krista Townsend, Bosworth, Mo. – attending Northwest Missouri State University
High School Seniors
- Troy Dobson, Higginsville, Mo. – attending Northwest Missouri State University
- Robert Gorrell, Marshall, Mo. – attending the University of Missouri
- Jordan Hall, Maryville, Mo. – attending Northwest Missouri State University
- Jacob Stoll, Conception Junction, Mo. – attending Northwest Missouri State University
- Austin Thummel, Sheridan, Mo. – attending Northwest Missouri State University
- Nathan Warner, Archie, Mo. – attending State Fair Community College
Applications were reviewed by the Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee comprised of Missouri Corn board members Kyle Kirby, Mike Moreland of Harrisonville, Mo., Jay Fischer of Jefferson City, Mo., Mark Scott of Wentzville, Mo., and John Moreton of Charleston, Mo. Recipients were notified by mail earlier this month.
“Missouri ranks among the best when it comes to outstanding youth in agriculture,” said Kirby. “Selecting these 10 recipients was tough in a large pool of high-caliber students.”
Applications for the 2012 Missouri Corn Scholarship program will be available online at www.mocorn.org after Dec. 15, 2011. To learn more about the corn industry, call the Missouri Corn offices at (800) 827-4181.
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