As the sugarbeet industry grows in size and capability, Syngenta is investing in the future of several agriculturally focused college students interested in taking a lead in sugarbeets. For the third year in a row, Syngenta awarded scholarships through the annual Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship program. The 2012 winners are Stephanie George of Moxee, Wash.; Connor Cook of Baker, Minn.; Aleighica Keeran of Torrington, Wyo.; and Matthew Singer of Vassar, Mich.
"We applaud the decision of these outstanding students to pursue a career in agriculture," said Tyler Ring, Syngenta crop portfolio manager for sugarbeets. "Syngenta is honored to support education in the agriculture field, and we wish our scholarship winners the best in their college careers."
Each applicant answered an essay question about what has had the biggest impact on the sugarbeet industry and their vision for future improvements. Applications were evaluated for creativity, flow and professional appeal. The winners were chosen out of 42 applicants, all with an involvement in 4-H or The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America).
Sugarbeet scholarship opportunities for 2013 will be announced by Syngenta at the American Sugarbeet Growers Association meeting in San Diego, Calif., in February.
Additional information about scholarships from Syngenta can be found at www.SyngentaSugarbeetScholarship.com.