New Agriculture Scholarship Available

New Agriculture Scholarship Available

Feed Energy Company announces new "Excellence in Agriculture" scholarship program for students applying to a land-grant university in upper Midwest.

Feed Energy Company, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa has announced it will be offering two $2,500 "Excellence in Ag" scholarships to students studying agriculture at a land-grant university in the upper Midwest. Interested students can apply for the scholarship by going to

Eligible students must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA or better, attending a land-grant university in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska or South Dakota and have an ag-related major. Winners will be chosen based on a two page, double-spaced essay, a personal interview and the strength of their resume and references.

New Agriculture Scholarship Available

Feed Energy's commitment to the future of agriculture is demonstrated in its support of student and continuing education programs throughout the country. Feed Energy has supported more than 23 peer-reviewed university publications in animal research, donated generously to feed mill and facility upgrades and offered internship opportunities to students.

Feed Energy is an innovative agribusiness firm primarily engaged in further refining vegetable oil as a high-energy, liquid feed ingredient. The company produces and distributes scientifically balanced ingredients specific to their customers' needs throughout the Midwest. Feed Energy's headquarters and original production facility have been in Des Moines for more than 25 years, with additional Iowa production and distribution facilities in Sioux City and Pacific Junction.  

For more information contact Troy Shoen, director of marketing at Feed Energy Company at 515-263-0408 or by email [email protected].

Awards presented by Iowa State University Agriculture Honor Society

In other news related to ag education, awards were presented April 12 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, faculty and students by the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta.

Deborah Diersen-Schade received the Alumni Award of Merit. Diersen-Schade received bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in animal science at Iowa State. She is director of global scientific affairs for Mead Johnson Nutrition. The award is given to alumni who have contributed to the agriculture industry in exceptional ways.

Douglas Kenealy, University Professor in animal science, received the Distinguished Achievement in Agriculture Award. Kenealy received a bachelor's degree in dairy science and a doctorate in animal science at Iowa State. The award recognizes exemplary contributions to agriculture in the form of teaching, research, extension, international or other service. 

Three Mission Awards were presented, which recognize faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who have made exceptional contributions in helping Iowa State achieve its mission. The Teaching Award was presented to Phil Spike, animal science. Jack Dekkers, animal science, received the Research Award. The International Award was presented to Robert Rust, animal science. 

The honor society also recognized two undergraduates. Brent Sexton of Rockwell, received the Sophomore Scholarship. Joseph Thomas, Camanche, received the Senior Scholarship. Both Sexton and Thomas are majoring in animal science. These awards are presented to students who earn the highest grade point average in the sophomore and senior classes. 

Three faculty, 61 undergraduate students, 64 graduate and veterinary medicine students and one alumni were inducted into the honor society at the event.  

New chapter officers were installed. They are Ann Marie VanDerZanden, horticulture, president; Curtis Youngs, animal science, vice president; Terri Boylston, food science and human nutrition, secretary-treasurer; and Cynthia Haynes, horticulture, historian. Outgoing president is Michael Retallick, agricultural education and studies. The purpose of Gamma Sigma Delta is to encourage excellence in the practice of agricultural pursuits and high standards of scholarship in all areas of ag science and education. 

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