Feed Energy Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients
August 9, 2013
Des Moines, IA
Feed Energy has announced the recipients of its 2013 “Excellence in Ag” Scholarship Program. Alicia Humphrey and Dakota Lueken will each receive a $2,500 scholarship from Feed Energy for the 2013-2014 school year.
Alicia Humphrey attends Iowa State University where she is majoring in Agriculture and Life Sciences Education with a minor in Journalism and Mass Communications. Alicia has held leadership roles in the National Agri-Marketing Association and the Block and Bridle Club. She has been involved in swine interest group activities and is a member of ISU’s Corn Growers Collegiate Club. Alicia has traveled with ISU on numerous international and domestic travel courses ranging from California and North Carolina to Argentina and South Korea. Alicia’s awards include being named the 2013 Successful Farming’s Fergie Ferguson Outstanding National Agri-Marketing Association Student and receiving the ISU Academic Recognition Award throughout her college years. Alicia was raised in Ixonia, Wisconsin, on a diversified livestock family farm.
Dakota Lueken attends Iowa State University where he is majoring in Agronomy with an emphasis in plant breeding and biotechnology. Dakota currently serves as president of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and is a member of the Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honor Society. He was a 2013 VEISHEA Parade Executive Co-chair and a member of the ISU President’s Leadership Class (2010-2011). His international experiences include a Costa Rica Agricultural Farm Tour (2012) and a Mexico mission trip as well as serving as a communications assistant for the World Food Prize’s Global Harvest Initiative (2011). Dakota was raised in Colesburg, Iowa, on his family’s crop and beef farm.
These two students were chosen out of 18 applicants for their superior leadership in the classroom, their perspectives on the future of animal agriculture and for their overall support to the future of the industry.
About Feed Energy
Feed Energy is an agribusiness firm primarily engaged in further refining vegetable oil as a high-energy, liquid feed ingredient. The company produces and distributes throughout the Midwest scientifically balanced ingredients specific to their customers' needs. Feed Energy's headquarters and original production facility have been in Des Moines for more than 25 years, with additional Iowa production facilities in Sioux City and Pacific Junction. Feed Energy is a part of Riley Resource Group, a collection of related companies who serve the agricultural industry and the communities in which we live and work.
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Troy Shoen, Marketing Director