At Farmers Business Network℠, we are deeply committed to putting Farmers First® and investing in the growth and development of rural communities.
One of the ways we embrace that commitment is through the FBN Scholarship program, which distributes awards in the amount of $500 each to qualifying undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year in an ag-related field of study at an eligible accredited land-grant college or university.
The 2020-2021 academic year marks the sixth year of our scholarship program. This year, we asked applicants to respond to the following questions in 500 words or less:
What is the most difficult challenge you see in the ag industry?
How will you spearhead this and drive change?
In all we received 60 applications representing 28 different colleges and universities across the U.S. Student essays addressed a variety of themes, including precision agriculture, farm economics, sustainability and consumer education.
Here are our fifteen FBN Scholarship recipients for the 2020 award cycle, accompanied by their home state and presented in alphabetical order:
Brett Bodhajsky, Iowa
Macy Evans, Iowa
Katherine Gathje, Minnesota
Amelia Hayden, Minnesota
Aidann Kinsella, Iowa
Ariel Larsen, Nebraska
Holly Lenssen, Washington
Kaitlyn Lorang, Minnesota
Alyssa McMichael, Iowa
Lance Mikkelson, Iowa
Kennady Moffitt, Iowa
Hannah Nelson, Nebraska
Eric Olson, Nebraska
Rosie Roberts, Illinois
Jacob Warack, Michigan
We offer heartfelt congratulations to each one of you. And to all of our applicants, thank you for the work you are doing to address some of the biggest challenges in agriculture.
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