The scholarship is offered and managed by the ASA and is made possible through a grant from BASF.
"This is the sixth year ASA is partnering with BASF to offer this opportunity to an outstanding student," said ASA President Danny Murphy. "The agriculture industry has a bright future, thanks to dedicated young people like Kiehl."
National Corn Growers Association Scholarships
For the sixth year in a row, BASF will team with NCGA to provide scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an agricultural degree. This year, the scholarship has been renamed the William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program, in memory of Ohio corn grower and NCGA colleague Bill Berg, a long-time member of the NCGA Grower Services Action Team and supporter of the scholarship program who passed away unexpectedly last year.
"Anyone who ever met Bill knew he had a passion for agriculture; this seemed like a fitting way to honor his memory and support the future of the industry he loved so much," said Pam Johnson, President of NCGA.
The program will award scholarships of $1,000 each to the following students: Emily Brundick of Argyle, Mo., a first year graduate student at the University of Missouri studying agriculture economics; Kyle Parmley of Perry, Okla., a junior at Oklahoma State University studying plant and soil sciences; Nicholas Peterson of Clearlake, Minn., a junior at the University of Minnesota studying applied plant science.; Sterling Schnepf of Granville, Iowa, a junior at Iowa State University studying animal science; and Brent Sexton of Rockwell City, Iowa, a junior at Iowa State University studying animal science.