Chamber's ag committee offering scholarships to local students and free breakfast to community

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[January 30, 2013]  The ag committee of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce is looking to reward qualified students with scholarships.

Cultivating future agricultural leaders by awarding scholarships toward their education is one of the committee's top objectives.

In the 14-year history of the Ag Day Scholarship Breakfast, $77,000 in scholarships has been awarded to deserving local students. Any high school senior or current college student from Logan County planning to or currently pursuing an education in an agriculture-related field is encouraged to apply. The scholarship is designed for students who have the intention to return to Logan County as leaders in the ag field.

Ag scholarships are made possible due to generous sponsorships from community businesses. Local businesses partner to support and sustain agriculture awareness in our community. The chamber's Ag Day Scholarship Breakfast is a great networking opportunity for the ag and business community to come together.

One of the most important accomplishments of this event is the awarding of scholarships to our future agricultural leaders. The scholarship recipients will be announced during the 14th annual Logan County Ag Day Scholarship Breakfast on March 21 at 7 a.m. at Lincoln Christian University's Laughlin Center.

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This is a free event to all Logan County residents and guests. The event is hosted by the chamber's ag committee and made possible by local business sponsors. The event is a free community breakfast catered by Guzzardo's, with an informative program. Anyone interested in attending may make reservations by calling the chamber at 217-735-2385 or emailing

Applications for ag scholarships are available on the chamber website at; at the chamber office, 1555 Fifth St. in Lincoln; in local high school guidance offices; or by calling the chamber at 217-735-2385. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 1; applications should be returned to the chamber office no later than 5 p.m.

The Ag Day Scholarship Breakfast is an important part of the mission of the chamber to advocate, support and unify local businesses for the prosperity of Logan County.

[Text from file received from the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]

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