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Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce ag committee offering scholarships to local students

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[December 30, 2009]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce is offering scholarships to Logan County high school seniors and college students pursuing careers in agriculture-related degrees.

Applications for the scholarships are available at; at the chamber office, 1555 Fifth St. in Lincoln; in local high school guidance offices; or by calling the chamber, 217-735-2385. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Feb. 12. Applications should be returned to the chamber office no later than 5 p.m. on that date.

The scholarship recipients will be announced during the 11th annual Logan County Ag Day Breakfast on March 18 at 7 a.m. at Lincoln Christian University's Laughlin Center.

During the 11-year history of the chamber's Ag Day Breakfast, $49,000 has been awarded in scholarships to area students. The chamber's ag committee feels that the investment in these local students is key to the future of agriculture in Logan County.

During the breakfast this year, the program will include an informational ag update from hometown gal Katheryne Stoll Rehberg, who is with ADM Corn Business Unit and product manager for acidulants. Rehberg will discuss exciting advancements in agriculture and how these advancements affect our local farmers and economy. The event will also include the awarding of the ag scholarships.

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The purpose of the chamber's Ag Day Breakfast is to recognize the economic impact of agriculture in Logan County. This unique event provides a networking environment for both agriculture and business leaders. It is a free event to Logan County residents, hosted by the chamber's ag committee and made possible by local business sponsors. Anyone interested in attending may make reservations by calling the chamber at 217-735-2385.

The 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. The breakfast directly reflects the ag committee's mission to enhance the Logan County economy by strengthening agriculture and business relationships, exploring and implementing value-added opportunities, developing and marketing agri-tourism attractions, and encouraging natural resource management.

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


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