Dec 20, 2011Syngenta awards scholarship
Stephanie George, a senior at East Valley High School, in Moxee, Wash., is the 2011 recipient of the $5,000 Syngenta Potato Scholarship. George plans to major in science when she enrolls in college.
George, a member of 4-H, will be recognized at the upcoming Potato Expo Jan. 4-6 in Orlando, Fla. The $5,000 scholarship honors students pursuing careers in agriculture in key potato growing states.
Judges for the competition were Eric Tedford and Coby Long of Syngenta, Bill Schaefer of Spudman, David Fraser with the United States Potato Board, Hollee Alexander with the National Potato Council and Tyler Baum of Potato Grower.
“Stephanie’s determination to be a part of agriculture’s future problem-solvers as a young woman is refreshing,” said Steve Gomme, Syngenta crop portfolio lead for potatoes. “With her participation in 4-H and her far-reaching goals, Stephanie will be an asset to the industry in the years to come. Syngenta would like to wish her the best of luck in her endeavors.”
For more information, visit www.farmassist.com/promo/potato.