Nebraska Corn Board Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients Announced

graduate capLINCOLN, NE—Six young Nebraskans have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the Nebraska Corn Board to support their educational pursuits in agriculture at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. An additional $1,000 fellowship has also been awarded to a graduate student at UNL. All recipients are students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL.

“These young people represent the future of agriculture in our state and nation—and we are pleased to be able to support them in their college education,” said David Merrell, a family farmer from St. Edward, Nebraska and chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board. “We are especially pleased that many of them intend to stay in Nebraska after graduation to continue our state’s legacy of leadership in agriculture.”

Recipients of the 2015-16 Nebraska Corn Board scholarships at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln are:

Gavin Hirsch of McCook

Gavin Hirsch of McCook

Gavin Hirsch of McCOOK is a junior in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, majoring in Animal Science. He is involved in a variety of university activities including Block and Bridle, Campus Crusade, and the William H. Thompson Learning Community. He is also on the Dean’s List. After completing his undergraduate degree, Gavin plans to return to the family farm operation, focusing on building their seedstock customer base.

 

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Emmet Caldwell of Edgar

Emmet Caldwell of EDGAR is a freshman in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, majoring in Agribusiness. Throughout high school, he was involved in FFA, earning recognition as a Gold Emblem individual and as a member of the tenth-place 2014 National Ag Sales Team. After completing his undergraduate degree, Emmet plans to continue working with his current seedstock Red Angus herd, while working in either ruminant nutrition or agribusiness.

 

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Grant Suddarth of York

Grant Suddarth of YORK is a freshman in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, majoring in Agricultural Economics. Throughout high school, he was involved in 4-H, FFA, National Honor Society and sports. After completing his undergraduate degree, he plans on starting his own rural appraising business.

 

 

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Molli Hagge of Ord

 

Molli Hagge of ORD is a freshman in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, majoring in Agribusiness. Throughout high school, she was involved in FFA, student council, National Honor Society and the Nebraska Quarter Horse Youth Association. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend law school or become an equine geneticist.

 

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Adam Leise of Hartington

Adam Leise of HARTINGTON is a freshman in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, majoring in Agronomy. After completing his undergraduate degree, he plans to return home to own and operate the family farm.

 

 

Renae Sieck of Martell

Renae Sieck of Martell

Renae Sieck of MARTELL is a freshman in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, majoring in Agricultural Education. Throughout high school, she was involved in FFA, sports, choir and band. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to become a high school agricultural education teacher.

 

 

The recipient of the Nebraska Corn Board Fellowship is Zachary Carlson of CAMBRIDGE, MINNESOTA a graduate student in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in Animal Science. He currently works with Professor Galen Erickson and Associate Professor James MacDonald on corn milling byproducts.

 

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