Agriculture Future of America Scholarship Available
Since 2000, the McPherson Chamber of Commerce’s Agriculture Committee has invested $40,000 in the education of 16 McPherson County students who have chosen to pursue agriculture related areas of study. The $2,500 scholarship that is awarded each year is then matched from the Agriculture Future of America Scholarship Foundation.
The majority of the funding is raised from the When Pigs Fly BBQ Contest & Fly In event every August at the McPherson Airport. Students majoring in traditional agriculture programs as well as non-traditional agriculture programs are eligible. Some agricultural areas that are often overlooked in their link to agriculture include food sciences, biosciences, landscape architecture, horticulture, natural resources, golf course superintendent, plant processing engineer,/manager, producer, biochemist, cartographer (GPS mapping), park ranger, wildlife biologist; growing areas include: bio technology, science and research (animal and plant). Just about any career you can think of can have an agricultural application.
Applications are available at the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main – they must be completed by March 9 and turned in to the Chamber Office. Applications are available at all the McPherson County High Schools as well as at the McPherson County Extension Office.
Be sure to come out to the McPherson Airport on August 24 & 25, 2012 for the When Pigs Fly Event.