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Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce offering ag scholarships

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[January 28, 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 ag scholarships are available 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 scholarship recipients will be announced during the 10th annual Logan County Ag Day Breakfast on March 19 at 7 a.m. at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary's Laughlin Center. This is a free event for the public that provides a networking environment for both agriculture and business leaders. During the breakfast, the program will include an informational ag update, comedian Steve Caminiti and the awarding of the scholarships.

During the 10-year history of the Ag Day Breakfast, $41,000 has been awarded in scholarships. The chamber's ag committee feels that the investment in these students is key to the future of agriculture in Logan County.

The purpose of the annual Ag Day Breakfast is to recognize the economic impact of agriculture in Logan County. The breakfast directly reflects the 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 agritourism attractions, and encouraging natural resource management.

The breakfast is hosted by the chamber's ag committee and is made possible by local business sponsors. The Ag Day event 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.

Anyone interested in attending may make reservations by calling the chamber at 217-735-2385.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Feb. 13. Applications should be returned to the chamber office no later than 5 p.m. on that date.

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




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