Feed Energy Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients
August 6, 2012
Des Moines, IA
Feed Energy has announced the recipients of its 2012 “Excellence in Ag” Scholarship Program. Bethany Olson and Colin Hurd will each receive a $2,500 scholarship from Feed Energy for the 2012-2013 school year.
Bethany Olson attends Iowa State University where she is majoring in Agricultural Business and International Agriculture with a minor in Agronomy. Bethany is a member of the Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club, a member of the Honor Program, a Student Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), a member of Collegiate FFA and runs track and cross country for the Cyclones. In addition, Bethany has served as a counselor for the Iowa Agricultural Youth Institute and worked as a peer mentor for Ag Business freshmen. She is also a co-chair of Ag Career Day. Bethany’s past awards include recognition as a CALS Foreman Scholar and the Branstad-Reynolds Undergraduate Scholar. She was raised on a family farm in Jewell, Iowa, and was valedictorian of the South Hamilton High School Class of 2009.
Colin Hurd attends Iowa State University where he is majoring in Agricultural Studies with a minor in General Business and has maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. He is a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta Agriculture Honor Society, a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and is a Cardinal Key Honorary Member. Colin has served as a coordinator for the annual Iowa State Blood Drive and was a member of the VEISHEA planning committee. He has interned for the VanWall Group and Cargill Ag Horizons. Colin was raised in Roland, Iowa.
These two students were chosen out of 26 applicants for their superior leadership in the classroom, their understanding of the role technology will play in sustainable agriculture and for their overall support to the future of the industry. Click here to read Bethany and Colin's essays on The Impact of Technology on Agriculture.
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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