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June 14, 2018
Allison Binder, an incoming Northwest Missouri State University student, is one of 15 students selected to receive the Growmark Foundation scholarship.
More than 170 students from throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada, applied for the award. Applications were evaluated by a panel of agribusiness professionals.
“We are pleased to provide financial support to these 15 outstanding students,” said Amy Bradford, Growmark’s manager of corporate communications and The Growmark Foundation. “Their pursuit of higher education in agriculture will position them well to potentially become a part of the Growmark system in the future, whether that may be employment at Growmark or an FS member cooperative, or as a farmer-owner of their local cooperative.”
Binder, of Salisbury, Missouri, will be a freshman agriculture business major at Northwest this fall. She is the daughter of Travis and Andrea Binder.
Binder grew up on a farm and was involved in FFA and FBLA at her high school.
“From the time I was born, a seed was planted and I was nourished with the farming activities,” Binder said. “I grew as the seasons changed, each one bringing new hardships and struggles while strengthening my determination to see the rewards and beauty in every day. On the farm, I learned that hard work, dedication and perseverance would result in a bountiful harvest.”
At Northwest, she plans to join agriculture and business organizations, study abroad and be involved in leadership opportunities while becoming a better agriculture advocate.
“As an incoming freshman, I am excited to find out how Northwest will prepare me to be career ready,” Binder said. “I believe Northwest has an abundance of opportunities that will allow me to create networks and learn from peers.”
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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