AMES, IA, January 25, 2016 – Today, Ag Leader Technology, a leader in Precision Farming hardware, software solutions and services announced their 2015 Precision Agriculture Scholarship selections. Since 2008, Ag Leader’s Precision Agriculture Scholarship has been assisting today’s best and brightest students studying Precision Ag. Students receiving this year’s scholarship include:
Colin Connor, Ag Systems Technology, Swansea, Illinois
Brian Davis, Ag Systems Technology/Industrial Technology, Bloomington, Illinois
Tate Klocke, Agricultural Engineering, Rockwell City, Iowa
Andrew Sauerbrei, Ag Systems Technology, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Eric Wuebker, Ag Systems Technology, Rockwell City, Iowa
To be eligible for the scholarship students must be studying a major within ISU’s ABE, meet GPA and credit requirements, as well as be currently enrolled in or have taken a class in precision agriculture.
In addition to the Precision Agriculture Scholarship, Ag Leader supports ag education though numerous other facets. In 2012 when Iowa State University was building their new Biorenewables Complex, Ag Leader donated $250,000 to the building project, home to more than 800 graduate and undergraduate ag students.
Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Professor Matt Darr said, “Ag Leader has been a key partner in enabling us to maintain excellence in our precision ag teaching program. Through the donation of hardware and software, Ag Leader’s support ensures that our students are trained on the latest technology and exposed to hands-on labs that prepare them to contribute to the growing precision ag industry.”
“Ag Leader has benefited from the knowledge and expertise of many graduates from ABE at Iowa State University,” says President of Ag Leader, Al Myers. “Our goal is to enhance students’ awareness of and interest in precision agriculture so they are prepared for the ever-changing agriculture industry landscape.”
About Ag Leader
Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa, USA, the company manufactures and markets industry leading precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992, the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing value-based products that help growers and agricultural professionals achieve and maintain a successful, profitable operation. For more information visit http://www.agleader.com