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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014-2015 Scholarship Winners Announced

The Kentucky Corn Growers' Association Board of Directors are proud to announce their 2014-2015 scholarship recipients:

Brent Tingle, of Shelbyville, Ky., is currently studying Agronomy at Eastern Kentucky University. He is looking to graduate with honors and become a crop consultant. Brent is a member of the Delta Tau Alpha Agriculture Honor Society and makes it home to Shelby Co. regularly to work as a farmhand, which he has done for nearly 10 years. 

Lydia Richardson, of Brandenburg, will be a senior at Western Kentucky University and is currently a KyCorn intern, part-time beef farmer, and works for Wright Implement, among other jobs, organizations and community service commitments. Lydia hopes to find a job in agri-business or ag finance and continue raising beef cattle.

Elizabeth Hinton, of Falls of Rough, is a senior at Breckinridge Co. High School. She ranks in the top 10 of her class and excels in a number of school, leadership, 4-H, FFA and church activities. She will major in Agriculture Economics at the University of Kentucky.

Jordan Smith, of Sedalia, is a senior at Graves County High School, where he excels in a number of sports and participates in school and church organizations. He also helps on his family grain operation and manages his sweet corn business during the summer. Jordan will be studying Ag Business at Murray State University this fall.

The scholarship committee had a difficult time selecting the winners from an outstanding pool of candidates, but ultimately decided on four individuals who demonstrated a clear vision of their future roles in agriculture and a need for financial assistance.

"We are proud to support passionate agriculture students so that they may achieve their career goals," said KyCGA president Russel Schwenke, a farmer from Boone Co. "These students will likely be our future agricultural leaders, and KyCGA is committed to help cultivate their success."

This is fourth year for the KyCGA scholarship program. Funds are generated by Board and Promotion Council leader contributions. For more information, visit our scholarship page.

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