MARCH 2016


(Posted Fri. Mar 4th, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association, in conjunction with cosponsor BASF, honored five college students with scholarships today at Commodity Classic 2016 in New Orleans.  This year, the William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture scholarships, created to foster promising agricultural leaders for the future, again provided five winners with $1,000 for use in pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.


“NCGA is pleased to partner with BASF to offer this scholarship opportunity to another crop of outstanding students,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling. “Our legacy depends on encouraging the next generation to embark on careers in agriculture.”


The program awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to the following students:


Andrew Lauver of Rockwell City, Iowa – a graduate student studying agribusiness at Kansas State University.


Bethany Mordhorst of Ute, Iowa – a graduate student studying animal science at the University of Missouri.


Breanne Brammer of Gallatin, Missouri – a graduate student studying agriculture education at the University of Missouri.


Katie Peterson of Grove City, Minnesota – a sophomore studying political science at Gustavus Adolphus College.


Leah Schwinn of New London, Ohio – a junior studying agricultural communications and human animal interactions at The Ohio State University.


"Fostering a successful, sustainable future for agriculture is the catalyst behind BASF's Crop Protection business," said Paul Rea, Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America, BASF. "The future starts with bright minds, and helping young individuals venture toward a career in agriculture is important to BASF." 


For more information on the scholarship program, click here.