Good morning-

For several years now, the Association has committed to the next generation in our area by providing scholarships to area high school seniors. The goal is to provide money to those students who might return to our rural communities with a degree vital to the continued growth of our area. This year, we’re pleased to announce a new scholarship….The Duane Watson Scholarship for Exceptional Character in Agriculture. This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who embodies the characteristics Duane most represented, like honesty, love of family and agriculture, and above all else, integrity. I’m confident this scholarship is another way for us to remember Duane and continue his legacy of kindness, friendship, and excellence. I know this scholarship means a lot to Duane’s family, his customers, and all of us.

The Association will offer three $1,000 scholarships and the $2,000 Duane Watson scholarship to high school seniors in our 21 counties. I’ve attached the press release for your review and I encourage everyone to help us spread the word about our scholarships. As info, the application is live on our web site and the deadline to receive applications is April 1st.

Together we grow!