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Scholarship Program Offers $1000 Awards To Ag Students Students pursuing careers in agriculture are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Careers in Agriculture scholarship program, jointly sponsored by Agriliance, Land O' Lakes Farmland Feed and Croplan Genetics. High school seniors from throughout the country who will enroll in a two-or four-year agronomy or livestock curriculum in the fall of 2002 are eligible to apply. Fifty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. "Students with leadership abilities and an interest in agriculture are needed to fill a variety of positions in our industry," said Annette Degnan, scholarship committee chairperson. "The Careers in Agriculture scholarship program helps promising students gain the education they need to obtain these positions." For the past 13 years, Careers in Agriculture has encouraged bright young students to pursue agricultural careers by awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships. To qualify for the program, students must meet the following criteria: Be a high school senior planning to enroll in a two- or four-year livestock-or agronomy-related curriculum in the fall of 2002; Reside in one of the 50 states; Demonstrate both leadership abilities and academic performance; and Write an essay describing why he or she is interested in an agricultural career. Applications are available from participating local cooperatives or on the Agriliance web site at www.agriliance.com in the Careers section. All applications must be returned via regular mail by March 1, 2002, to be eligible. Winners will be notified by mail in May. For more information or to request an application, call 800-232-3639, ext. 4584. Agriliance, LLC, St. Paul, Minn., is an agronomy marketing joint venture formed by Land O' Lakes, Inc., CHS Cooperatives, and Farmland Industries, Inc. Agriliance markets crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, information management, and crop technical services to farmers and ranchers through local cooperatives and independent dealers in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. Croplan Genetics is a full-line seed company serving Agriliance, LLC. Seed is marketed in 32 states, primarily in the northern half of the United States and Canada. Land O' Lakes Farmland Feed, LLC is a national farmer-owned agricultural cooperative serving more than 1,000,000 producers and their families through 2,800 community cooperatives throughout the United States.
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