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Corn Scholars Announced

Corn Scholars Announced

Ten Missouri students pursuing agronomy-related degrees earn 2011 Missouri Corn Scholarships.

The 2011 class of Missouri Corn Scholarship recipients was recently announced. Each student will receive a $750 scholarship sponsored by the Missouri Corn Growers Association and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council 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 farmer from Liberal. "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, students must be pursuing a degree in agronomy or related field. 

Congratulations go out to the following winners of the 2011 Missouri Corn Scholarships:

College Students

Landon Anderson, De Soto, Truman State University

Marianne Emery, Sullivan, Truman State University

Brandon Thiel, Marshall, University of Missouri 

Krista Townsend, Bosworth, Northwest Missouri State University

High School Seniors

Troy Dobson, Higginsville, attending Northwest Missouri State University

Robert Gorrell, Marshall, attending University of Missouri

Jordan Hall, Maryville, attending Northwest Missouri State University

Jacob Stoll, Conception Junction, attending Northwest Missouri State University

Austin Thummel, Sheridan, attending Northwest Missouri State University

Nathan Warner, Archie, 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, Jay Fischer of Jefferson City, Mark Scott of Wentzville, and John Moreton of Charleston. Recipients were notified by mail in April. 

"Missouri ranks among the best when it comes to outstanding youth in agriculture," Kirby said. "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 after Dec. 15, 2011. To learn more about the corn industry, call the Missouri Corn offices at (800) 827-4181.

Source: Missouri Corn Growers Association

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