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Hibdon receives ag scholarship

The Ottawa Herald

College junior Chad Hibdon, a Central Heights grad, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Bayer Fund.

In the fall, Hibdon will continue his studies in Agricultural Business Management at Kansas State University.

"Bayer Fund is committed to improving educational opportunities in STEM fields for students in rural communities,” said Amy Simpson, community engagement manager for the Bayer Fund. “The Grow Ag Leaders program provides an opportunity to help youth across the country with college expenses and encourage their pursuit of an ag education.”

The future of agriculture relies on talented young people like Hibdon to fill thousands of jobs in a variety of fields, Simpson said, such as plant science, engineering, communications, finance and more.

Grow Ag Leaders raises awareness of diverse career opportunities in the agriculture industry and provides 352 scholarships nationwide to support students’ post high school ag education.