the 10-year history of the event, $49,000 has been awarded in scholarships to high school
seniors and college freshman pursing an education in the
ag committee feels that
the key to the future of agriculture in Logan County is to invest in
these students," said Michael Turner, committee chairman.
This year $8,000 was
awarded in scholarships. Those receiving scholarships this year:
son of Rick and Debbie Aylesworth of Mount Pulaski, is a
graduate of Mount Pulaski High School and currently attends the
University of Illinois, where he is majoring in agricultural and
daughter of Jeff and Geri Brooks of Lincoln, currently attends
Lincoln Community High School and plans to attend the University
of Illinois in the fall, majoring in crop science.
Blair Bruns, son
of Randall and Debra Bruns of Lincoln, currently attends Lincoln
Community High School and will attend the University of Illinois
in the fall, majoring in crop science.
Adam Cross, son of
Jay and Christy Cross of Hartsburg, currently attends Hartsburg-Emden
High School and will attend the University of Illinois in the
fall, majoring in agriculture marketing and management.
daughter of Valerie Leinenbach of Hartsburg and Ty Horn of Mason
City, currently attends Hartsburg Emden High School and will
attend Western Illinois University, majoring in agriculture
son of Alan and Sylvia Klokkenga of Emden, graduated from New
Braunfels High School and attends the University of Illinois,
majoring in agricultural and consumer economics.
daughter of James and Diane Lindgren of Atlanta, graduated from
Olympia High School and is currently studying agri-finance at
the University of Illinois.
Samantha Lowman, daughter of Todd and
Georgia Lowman of Lincoln, is a senior at Lincoln Community High
School and will attend Southeast Missouri State, majoring in
agriculture -- animal science.
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The purpose of this event
was to recognize the economic impact of agriculture in Logan
County. During the breakfast the program included an informational
ag update from John Hartman of Farm Credit Service, entertainment by comedian Steve Caminiti and the awarding of the
ag breakfast directly reflects the chamber ag committee's mission to
enhance the Logan County economy by strengthening ag and business
relationships, exploring and implementing value- added
opportunities, developing and marketing agricultural tourism
attractions, and encouraging natural resource management.
Ag Day Breakfast is an important part of the mission of the chamber
to serve the membership through a commitment to the economic
prosperity of Lincoln and Logan County.
[Text from file
received from Heidi Browne, events coordinator,
Chamber of Commerce]