Redwood Area Chamber Ag Committee & AFA Scholarship Press Release

 

 

 

The Redwood Area Chamber Ag Committee and Agriculture Future of America are pleased to announce its scholarship recipients for the 2018-19 school year.   Brooke Hoffbeck, a Senior at Cedar Mountain High School, and Trenna Jeppesen, a Senior at Cedar Mountain High School, have each been selected as the 2019 Redwood Area Chamber Ag Committee and AFA Scholarship Recipients.  Both of their scholarships include a $3200 academic scholarship and attendance at the AFA Leaders Conference November 7-10, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri, valued at $1000.  The leadership conference is attended by over 650 top agriculture students from across the nation.  Each scholarship award from Agriculture Future of America and the Redwood Area Chamber Ag Committee totals $4200.

 

Additionally, two more exceptional high school students were selected as scholarship recipients by the Redwood Area Chamber Ag Committee.  Alex Louwagie, a Senior at Redwood Valley High School, has been selected to attend the AFA Leaders Conference in November, valued at $1000, and Lydia Rigge, a Senior at Redwood Valley High School, has been awarded a $1000 academic scholarship from the Redwood Area Chamber Ag Committee.

 

The Redwood Area Chamber Ag Committee is a committee of Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism and works to advocate and educate for agriculture in our area.  Their Scholarship Program, through a partnership with Agriculture Future of America, funds scholarships for high school graduates pursuing post-secondary degrees in agriculture and related degree programs.  Proceeds from two area golf tournaments fund the Scholarship Program.  The Ribeye Open is scheduled for July 15, 2019, at the Redwood Falls Golf Club in Redwood Falls, and the Pork Chop Open is scheduled for August 1, 2019, at the Farmers Golf & Health Club in Sanborn.  For more information about the Redwood Area Chamber Ag Committee, or its upcoming Golf Tournaments, visit www.redwoodfalls.org .

 

Agriculture Future of America partners with organizations, businesses, and individual donors to provide scholarships to students who are actively pursuing careers in an agriculture-related industry. In addition to enhancing the education and leader potential of rural youth in the Midwest region through community-based scholarships, AFA provides leader and career development training and internship assistance to college students across the country.  For more information about AFA, visit www.agfuture.org .

Brooke Hoffbeck (above), a Senior at Cedar Mountain High School

Trenna Jeppesen (above), a Senior at Cedar Mountain High School

Alex Louwagie (above), a Senior at Redwood Valley High School

 

Lydia Rigge (above), a Senior at Redwood Valley High School