Most people think the Monsanto scholarship is just for FFA members, but it’s not. There are many fields in agriculture such as livestock, crop farming, conservation, veterinary medicine, types of technicians, and many others. Agriculture has career fields in science, technology, business, and engineering. The USDA projects that agriculture will average nearly 60,000 annual job openings in the next five years so this is a good field of study to think about. This scholarship, America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and give students the chance to earn a 1,500 dollar scholarship in an ag-related field of study with more than a half million dollars worth of scholarships given out each year. Students may apply from November 15, 2016 to February 1, 2017 at afa.org/scholarships or visit your guidance counselor. The winners will be announced in April-May 2017. Good luck.
Elijah M. Austin
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