United Producers Inc. is offering two $1000 scholarships in each of its 16 districts to deserving high school and post high school students pursuing agriculture degrees.
"The future of agriculture depends on those who are currently considering and pursuing a career in this critical industry," said Dennis Bolling, President and CEO, United Producers Inc. "We want to do all we can to encourage students who have an interest in agribusiness, farming, veterinary medicine or other agriculture-based industries to pursue their careers, and this is our way of helping them do so."
Applicants must be a Preferred Member of UPI or a child or grandchild of a Preferred Member, and a 2013 graduating high school senior, or a student currently attending, a college or technical school studying an agriculture-related field. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by April 1, 2013.
Visit www.uproducers.com for more information and to download an application form. United Producers Inc. serves more than 35,000 livestock producers in the Midwest United States.
UPI offers livestock marketing services to farmer members, along with risk management and financial services. United Producers is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
For more information visit www.uproducers.com.