Crop Sciences Scholarship Application Deadline is Feb. 1, 2014
ISA will again offer up to 10 college scholarships for the 2014-15 school year to promising students majoring in a crop sciences field. Students must be entering their junior year or be transfer students with 60 credit hours next fall at the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Western Illinois University or Illinois State University. The scholarship is worth $4,000 for the first year ($2,000 per semester). An additional $4,000 for a second year is awarded upon successful reapplication for a total of $8,000. Applicants must be completing a bachelor's of science degree in a crop sciences discipline, such as plant breeding, biotechnology, plant pathology, weed management or crop management. The scholarship is administered by the Illinois Farm Bureau's IAA Foundation. Applicants may visit the IAA website and download application materials and guidelines. The 2014-2015 brochure is also available for download. All applications must be submitted electronically or postmarked by Feb. 1, 2014.
Learning Opportunities Available to ISG Members!
ISG members are invited to attend the Farm Futures Ag Finance Boot Camp 2014. The event will be held in St. Louis, Jan. 6, 2014. We also invite you to attend the Farm Futures Summit 2014, Jan. 7-8. More information is available at each event website.
Illinois Ag Leadership Program Applications Available
Applications for the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program Class of 2016 are now available online. Men and women, ages 25 to 49, who live and work in agriculture in Illinois and are interested in leadership may apply for the class which begins during the fall 2014. Farmers with employees, family or colleagues that demonstrate outstanding leadership potential within their communities and professions are encouraged to have those people look into the process as well. Prospects may visit the IALP website and click on the red "Apply Now!" button. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2014.