Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
Two scholarships have been awarded to graduating Iowa high school members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) by Diamond V, the world’s leading supplier of fermentation-based feed additives used to optimize digestive function and nutrition key to animal and aqua health, productivity, efficiency and profitability. The scholarships are administered through the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation in conjunction with the national FFA.
Melissa Kroksh of Akron, IA, who will be studying animal science at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and Rachel Pugh of Ft. Dodge, IA, who will be studying animal science at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA, each received a one-year $1,000 scholarship. The Diamond V scholarships are awarded based on a combination of FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience, community service, leadership skills and academics.
The Diamond V scholarships help encourage the pursuit of animal science degrees among high school seniors.
“These talented teenagers have the potential to be tomorrow’s thought leaders,” says John Bloomhall, President and CEO, Diamond V. “We are happy to support their pursuit of a career in animal science.”
About Diamond V
Diamond V, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, is the world’s leading supplier of nutritional fermentation products used to optimize digestive function and nutrition key to animal and aqua health, productivity, efficiency and profitability. The company’s commitment to innovation, technology and quality has earned it a global reputation of trust and reliability within the animal feed industry. For more information contact Diamond V at 800-373-7234 or on the Web at http://www.diamondv.com.