Breakfast scholarship winners announced
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[March 18, 2010]
The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of
Commerce Ag Day Breakfast was today at 7 a.m. at Lincoln Christian
University's Laughlin Center. The breakfast is an annual event
celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2010. During the history of the
breakfast, $58,000 has been awarded in scholarships to high school
seniors and college students pursuing an education in
agriculture-related fields. The chamber's ag committee feels that
the key to the future of agriculture in Logan County is to invest in
these bright young students.
This year $9,000 was awarded in scholarships.
Joshua Clark is a
Hartsburg-Emden High School senior and the son of Stan and Lisa
Clark. Josh plans to attend Illinois Central College and pursue
a career in diesel-powered equipment technology and agriculture
Adam Cross is a
graduate of Hartsburg-Emden High School. While in high school he
attended classes at Heartland Community College. Adam is
currently enrolled as a freshman at the University of Illinois,
where he is pursuing a degree in agricultural marketing and
management. He is the son of Jay and Christy Cross.
Daniel Fulton is a
senior at Lincoln Community High School and plans to attend the
University of Illinois while being dually enrolled at Parkland
Community College. He plans to pursue a degree in crop sciences.
Daniel is the son of John and Sherry Fulton.
Elias Klokkenga is
a graduate of New Braunfels High School. He currently attends
the University of Illinois and is pursuing an education in
agricultural and consumer economics--agribusiness and in crop
and soil management. Elias is the son of Alan and Sylvia
Andrew Lindgren is
a graduate of Olympia High School and attends the University of
Illinois, pursuing a pre-veterinary degree in animal science.
Andrew is the son of Jim and Diane Lindgren.
graduated from Lincoln Community High School and currently
attends Southeast Missouri State, where she is pursuing a degree
in agribusiness and animal science. Samantha is the daughter of
Todd and Georgia Lowman.
Ellen Olson attends Mount Pulaski High
School and plans to attend Lake Land Community College to study
agriculture transfer and animal science. She is the daughter of
John and Ann Olson.
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Martin Oltmanns is a graduate of Lincoln Community High School
and currently attends Augustana College, where he plans to major
in chemistry and physics. Martin plans to apply his education to
agriculture and alternative fuels. He is the son of Clark and
Katrina Schreiner is a senior at Lincoln Community High School.
She plans to attend Heartland Community College and continue her
education in agricultural business at Illinois State University.
Katrina is the daughter of Steve and Pam Schreiner.
Besides the awarding of scholarships, the breakfast
program included an informational ag update from hometown gal
Katheryne Stoll Rehberg, who is a product manager with ADM Corn
Business Unit. She discussed exciting advancements in agriculture
and how these advancements affect our local farmers and economy.
The purpose of the ag breakfast is to recognize the
economic impact of agriculture in Logan County. The event directly
reflects the mission of the chamber's ag committee 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.
[Text from file received from
the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce]