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GROWMARK Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients


Bloomington, Ill. (AgPR) June 4, 2018  Fifteen agriculture students have been selected as the second class of recipients of the GROWMARK Foundation scholarship. 

More than 170 students from across the United States and Ontario, Canada, applied for the award. Applications were evaluated by a panel of agribusiness professionals, and the funds are available for the fall 2019 semester. 


“We are pleased to provide financial support to these fifteen outstanding students,” said Amy Bradford, GROWMARK Manager, Corporate Communications and Manager of The GROWMARK Foundation. “Their pursuit of higher education in agriculture will position them well to potentially become a part of the GROWMARK System in the future, whether that may be employment at GROWMARK or an FS member cooperative, or as a farmer-owner of their local cooperative.”

Scholarship recipients, in alphabetical order, are:

Zachary Becker, of Amboy, Illinois. He is the son of Steve and Karen Becker and is studying agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois.

Reagan Bills, of Early, Texas. She is the daughter of Mark and Holly Bills and is studying agricultural economics at Texas Tech University.

Allison Binder, of Salisbury, Missouri. She is the daughter of Travis and Andrea Binder and is studying agriculture business at Northwest Missouri State University.


Katelyn Bohnenblust, of Clay Center, Kansas. She is the daughter of Jay and Brenda Bohnenblust and is studying agricultural education at Kansas State University.


Denton Diggins, of Moundville, Missouri. He is the son of David and Laura Diggins and is studying soil, environmental, and atmospheric sciences at the University of Missouri.


Keren Duerksen, of Newton, Kansas. She is the daughter of Richard and Amy Duerksen and is studying agronomy at Kansas State University.


Connor Erbsen, of Lanark, Illinois. He is the son of John and Anjie Erbsen and is studying agronomy at Iowa State University.


Katie Frost, of Columbus, Ohio. She is the daughter of Rob and Lisa Frost and is studying animal sciences at the Ohio State University.


Corrine Harding, of Trivoli, Illinois. She is the daughter of Darren and Julie Harding and is studying agricultural leadership education at the University of Illinois.

Ryan Held, of Taylorville, Illinois. He is the son of Jerry and Marcy Held and is studying agriculture business at Lake Land College.

Melissa Hermes, of Manito, Illinois. She is the daughter of Donald and Mary Hermes and is studying veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.


Kade Hill, of Paxton, Illinois. He is the son of Robert and Rebecca Hill and is studying agricultural leadership education at the University of Illinois.


Kassidy Kimpling, of Streator, Illinois. She is the daughter of Kyle and Lynn Kimpling and is studying agricultural leadership education at the University of Illinois.


Mattea Klein, of Johnstown, Colorado. She is the daughter of Ronald and Michelle Klein and is studying agribusiness at Adams State University.


Jacob Larkin, or Pontiac, Illinois. He is the son of Dale and Jenny Larkin and is studying precision agriculture technology at Parkland College.

About GROWMARK:
GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative with annual sales of $7.3 billion (FY 2017 data) providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. More information is available at www.growmark.com

About The GROWMARK Foundation:
The GROWMARK Foundation was formally incorporated in 2005 and supports 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organizations. The Foundation is focused on programs and activities which support: the vitality of the industry of agriculture; agriculture education and consumer understanding of agriculture's contributions to society and the economy; agricultural leadership development; and education about the benefits of the cooperative way of doing business. The GROWMARK System has been involved in a variety of philanthropic efforts, including youth and young leader education and development and scholarships, for decades. 
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