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Ag Leader Awards 5 Iowa State Students Precision Agriculture Scholarships

by Mar 5, 2012Ag Leader

The fourth annual Ag Leader student scholarship presentations were held at the Ag Leader building on Thursday, February 23, 2012.

Five accomplished Iowa State students arrived at Ag Leader ready to meet with President Al Myers and other Ag Leader managers to present their project work and tour the facility.

These students, accompanied by Bob McNaull, lead staff engineer for the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), and Ray Klein, who is with the ISU Foundation, all communicated their stories of growth and success both in college classes and through professional internship opportunities that have prepared them for entering the agriculture job market. Each individual demonstrated their dedication and commitment to the growth and continued development of precision agriculture. [caption id=”attachment_7601″ align=”aligncenter” width=”300″ caption=”Support System Manager Kelly Kopsa congratulates the Ag Leader Precision Agriculture Scholarship recipients.


Back row (l-r): Curtis Morrical, Grant Carter and Chris Parsons 

Front row (l-r): Kelly Kopsa, Tyler Holst and Jeremy Vitteroe

Leaders of Tomorrow

President Al Myers partnered with Iowa State University in 2008 to establish the Ag Leader Precision Agriculture Scholarship within ABE. He explained, “Our goal is to enhance students’ awareness of and interest in precision agriculture so they are prepared for the ever- changing landscape of the precision ag industry. We’ve hired many students from the ABE program at Iowa State as interns and as full-time employees.”

Cream of the Crop

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be studying a major with ABE, meet GPA and credit requirements, and be currently enrolled in or have taken a class in precision agriculture. The recipients of the 2012 Ag Leader Precision Agriculture Scholarships are: Grant Carter, Tyler Holst, Curtis Morrical, Chris Parsons and Jeremy Vittetoe. On behalf of Ag Leader Technology, I’d like to congratulate these hard-working students and wish them the best going forward.