For immediate release:
College students awarded ag scholarships
Peoria, IL – Water
Street Solutions and Agriculture Future of America (AFA) announce that Jill
Griffin, Nolan Sampson and Kelsey Tuholski are recipients of the 2013 National
Leader and Academic Scholarship. The scholarship, sponsored by Peoria, Illinois-based
agricultural consulting firm Water Street Solutions, awards each recipient
$1,600 for college education, as well as a $1,000 award to attend the AFA
Leaders Conference in November.
Street Solutions seeks to connect with and support the brightest young people
who have a genuine passion for agriculture,” said Kim Lang, director of
marketing at Water Street Solutions. “This scholarship program offers a great
way to do that.”
were selected to receive the National Leader and Academic Scholarship out of
applicants from across the Midwest. The scholarship recognizes strong academic
achievement, frequent volunteer work, a passion for agriculture, and leadership
of Cutler, currently studies agribusiness management at Purdue University. At
Purdue, she serves as a student ambassador for the College of Agriculture.
Griffin aspires to work in sales and marketing for an agricultural company.
from a family farm in central Indiana, my vision for the future of agriculture
is to provide enough food and fiber to sustain an ever-growing world population
while staying true to the values and character that previous generations of
farmers originated,” said Griffin.
of Union Mills, attends Purdue University where he studies agricultural
economics. He has also owned and managed his own lawn care business for the
past six years and continues to do so while in college. He plans to work in the
agronomic management field.
I am a farmer, seed production manager, advocate for agriculture, or simply a
person who promotes agriculture in everyday life, I will use my passion for
advancement,” said Sampson. “The most promising advances, the brightest rays of
hope, have burst forth from the field of agriculture.”
of LaPorte, majors in soil and crop sciences at Purdue University. Her career
goal is to become an agronomic consultant.
vision for the future involves each sector of the agriculture industry working
as a cohesive unit in a universal effort to feed the world,” said Tuholski. “As
an agronomic consultant, I will work directly with farmers to provide practical
and effective solutions.”
About Water Street Solutions:
Street Solutions helps farmers with profitability, using a business model that
you won’t find anywhere else. Experts in agricultural finance, crop insurance,
commodity marketing, and legacy planning work together on a plan tailored to
each producer’s farm. Scholarships are sponsored yearly in partnership with
Agriculture Future of America to help today’s top students who have a strong
passion for careers in agriculture. www.waterstreet.org
Lang, Director of Marketing