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Campus Notes for Dec. 14

MCGA offering four $5,000 scholarships to future ag leaders

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is providing four $5,000 scholarships to students located statewide who are pursuing a career in agriculture. The number of scholarships available doubled from last year, as Minnesota’s corn farmers increased their investment in the next generation of agricultural leaders.

“Our ag sector offers endless opportunities for the next generation, and it is important to do what we can to support students pursuing a career in agriculture, whether it is on the farm, in the lab or behind a desk,” MCGA President Tim Waibel said. “We are proud to be able to help even more students this year, and encourage all future ag leaders to apply.”

The application is live at mncorn.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is Jan. 8.

MCGA scholarship applicants must be a Young Adult member of MCGA who is working toward a degree in an agriculture-related field. The Young Adult Membership, available to ages 16-24, was launched for future agricultural leaders who would like to participate in grassroots advocacy today. Young Adult members enjoy reduced member dues and stay current on the latest news in Minnesota’s corn sector, as well as have access to great networking and leadership opportunities.

Abigail Johnson of Lynd earns LeRossignol Award

Abigail Johnson of Lynd is among 196 students who have earned recognition for their academic excellence from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business. The college recently recognized the students for their academic performance during the 2019-20 school year with the Clifford M. Hicks, LeRossignol and William Gold scholar awards.

“These awards honor our students’ hard work and dedication to their education,” said Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart endowed dean of the College of Business. “We are proud of how they challenged themselves and showed resilience working toward their goals of leading the future of business.”

Johnson, a management major, earned the James E. LeRossignol Scholar Award.

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