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AAI provides $100,000 for scholarships to College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
April 29th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — The Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) has donated $100,000 to Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for scholarships.
The scholarships will be available to students enrolling at Iowa State and pursuing careers in agriculture. Students will be eligible for the scholarships beginning this fall and funds will be distributed over a five-year period. The AAI Scholarship Program will help recruitment efforts in the college and promote career opportunities in Iowa’s agricultural industries.
“The AAI scholarship program helps our college send a clear message to high school students that there are excellent opportunities in Iowa’s agriculture industries and that our college is the best pathway to these careers,” said David Acker, the college’s associate dean for academic and global programs.
The focus of the scholarship program is to provide funds to prepare future leaders. The scholarships are targeted to attract students to agricultural industries and provide employment opportunities with AAI member companies.
“These scholarships are just one way we can support students and our future leaders in agriculture,” said Mark Reisinger, AAI corporate executive officer.
AAI was formed in 1994, as the result of a merger between the Iowa Grain and Feed Association and the Iowa Fertilizer and Chemical Association.
Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) representatives presented $100,000 to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for scholarships on April 12.
Pictured from left to right: David Acker, associate dean of academic and global programs; Mark Reisinger, AAI corporate executive officer; Jerry Miller, former associate dean of extension programs and outreach; Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Lindsey Crawford, president of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council; Paul Von Tersch, Van Diest Supply Company and AAI Foundation chairman; Bob Farber, Agriland FS, Inc. and AAI chairman; Mark Rosenbury, Sustainable Ammonia Fertilizer Enterprises and AAI past chairman.