The National Wheat Foundation officially began accepting applications for the Jerry Minore Scholarship.  The scholarship honors students pursuing a career in Ag, and is open to both high school and college students for the 2020-2021 academic year.


“The scholarship is meant to aid those students who have shown a passion for agriculture both inside and outside the classroom,” said Wayne Hurst, chairman of the National Wheat Foundation. “These students can then educate the next generation on the importance of wheat and agriculture and the significant role both play in society.”


The late Jerry Minore was a BASF Senior Market Manager and a liaison to the wheat industry.  Since his unexpected death in 2012, BASF has partnered with the National Wheat Foundation to fund scholarships and honor his advocacy efforts for wheat growers.  This year the Foundation will be issuing two scholarships for $2,500 each.


“We are proud to partner with the National Wheat Foundation to find students who have shown a commitment to our industry and a willingness to honor Jerry’s legacy and enthusiasm for agriculture,” said Scott Kay, vice president of U.S. Crop, BASF Agricultural Solutions. “We will continue to invest in the best and brightest ag students to help them achieve their career goals. We look forward to seeing their impact.”


The deadline to apply is December 1stClick Here for application information.



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