Every year Accelerated Genetics awards scholarships to youth both just entering and already enrolled in college who are working towards an agricultural-related degree.
"Youth are the foundation of the future of the agricultural industry and Accelerated Genetics wants to ensure that the next generation is well prepared," says Joel Groskreutz, Accelerated Genetics President and CEO.
Four $500 scholarships are awarded to youth just graduating from high school and beginning college. The 2012 recipients are Will Marshall of Eureka, N.V.; Matthias Olson of Sturgeon Bay; Bethany Dado of Amery.; and Karsen Haag of Mt. Horeb.
Will Marshall plans to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with a minor in agri-business at the Oklahoma State University. With Will's background and passion for agriculture advocacy he wants to exert a positive influence on the industry, while maintaining a small farm of commercial cattle.
Matthias Olson would like to utilize his experiences through 4-H and FFA in communication to pursue a career in radio or broadcasting that relates to the agricultural industry. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study life sciences communications.
Bethany Dado has the vision of working in the genetics aspect of the dairy industry. Being raised with such a strong agricultural-based life, Bethany wants to keep promoting and improving dairy cattle genetics and the dairy industry as a whole. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she will major in genetics and dairy science.
Karsen Haag plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and major in agribusiness. Growing up on a farm taught Karsen to have an appreciation for the natural resources and the animals she cares for. She wants to educate consumers about the dairy industry and the value it brings Americans.
Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in agricultural programs at college. Accelerated Genetics works with the National FFA organization to select these students and the 2012 recipients are Kyle Tate of Mountain Grove, Mo. and Laura Hornby of Viroqua.
Kyle Tate is attending the Colorado State University – Fort Collins. He is majoring in animal breeding and Genetics. Laura Hornby is majoring in agronomy and crop science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Accelerated Genetics is pleased to offer these scholarship programs to youth pursuing careers in agriculture! Eligible candidates or their parents must be customers of Accelerated Genetics and be pursuing a degree in an agricultural field. Applicants are evaluated on their leadership, scholarship and involvement in agriculture. For more information about the Accelerated Genetics Scholarship program, please contact your local sales representative, call 1.800.451.9275, email [email protected]or go to www.accelgen.com.
Accelerated Genetics is a global provider of bovine genetics and research, reproductive services, and solution-based animal health products. With a focus on People, Products and Pride, the Accelerated Genetics vision is to be the producer's trusted first choice.Source: Accelerated Genetics