The IAA Foundation has recently announced its scholarship opportunities. Students may apply for a variety of scholarships, including three IAA Foundation Top Scholarships, who will each receive $7,500 awards. Another $7,500 award goes to the Illinois Farm Bureau Legacy of Leadership scholarship winner. New this year is a $1,000 scholarship for a student of Western Illinois University.
Students studying crop science and pursuing a masters degree related to research are eligible for the Illinois Soybean Association Crop Science Scholarships. Ten $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to junior level majors. Recipients are then eligible for an additional $4,000 in this renewable program, providing a total of $8,000 for his or her junior and senior year of college.
25 $1,200 scholarships are available to students from specific southern Illinois counties as part of the Dorothy and Wilhelmine Ratermann Memorial Scholarships.
12 Prairie Farms Dairy scholarships each worth $2,000 are available to patrons and employees of the company. New this year, an additional 2 $1,000 scholarships are available to producers affiliated with the St. Louis District Dairy Council.
An additional 10 scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $1,500, are available to students that meet certain criteria, including area of study, place of residence, previous 4-H experience and college or university attended.
All applicants must be high school seniors accepted for enrollment or students already enrolled at an accredited college, university or community college. Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic ability, leadership and financial need. Previous winners of an IAA Foundation scholarship are eligible to apply again.
A full listing of available scholarships, eligibility guidelines, and application documents are available at the Foundation website, www.iaafoundation.org, Dec. 1, 2013. Completed applications must be postmarked on or before Feb. 1, 2014. Carroll County Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships will be out in January.
If you did not order fruit or nuts, you can call our office today to see if we have any extras. Fruit was delivered yesterday and we always order some extra just in case. We also have a very limited supply of candles available.
As a reminder our office will be closed December 24th through January 1st. We will be open on Monday, December 23rd till 4:30 p.m. and will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd at 7:30 a.m.
Farm Bureau Classifieds
Carroll County Farm Bureau members can place up to two (2) free classified ads per week, with a limit of 250 characters per ad (not including spaces). Ads are limited to personal or farm items for sale/wanted to buy, or farm labor or services available or wanted. No ads for the sale or rental of real estate, garage sales, or commercial businesses will be accepted. To place an ad, call the Farm Bureau office at 815- 244-3001 by 4 p.m. Thursday to get your ad in the following week’s paper.
FS: 6-1/2 foot fleet side pick up bed tonneau cover. $100 obo. 815-684-5407
FS: 8x8 ft playhouse $950. 815-244-9610
FS: Jug Model 202 livestock waterer, $350. 815-244-9610