Education for the future is important to AgVenture Pinnacle of Olivia. That is why we are offering $4,500 in scholarships to graduating, current or former 4-H or FFA members who will seek a degree in agriculture. Seniors or senior parents talk to your Guidance Counselor or log on the avpinnacle.com to find our more.
If you have a passion for agriculture, apply by April 30th, 2016. AgVenture Pinnacle of Olivia, investing in the future of agriculture.
Career Goal: Paige plans to become a Veterinarian specializing in equine and practicing on both large and small animals.
Connection to Agriculture: Paige has been a member of 4-H for 7 years and began horse judging at the state level in the sixth grade. “4-H has been so important in my development as a person, in my qualities and skills, and in my future career path plans,” Paige told us. She also volunteered as a riding lesson instructor for a program called “Wish I Had a Horse”. She remembers, “It was one of the best things I‘ve ever done because I could see how much of a difference I was making in each kids’ life.” Paige plans to continue giving riding lessons in the future, and aspires to become a veterinarian.
Career Goal: After attending the University of Minnesota, Morris, Cody’s goal is to be accepted at a College of Veterinary Medicine and later open his own clinic and provide a service in his community.
Connection to Agriculture: Cody is an active member of the FFA and and was Vice President of this chapter. “FFA has given me so many great learning opportunities and memories. It has taught me leadership skills and how to be a great public speaker,” Cody shared. FFA actually helped Cody choose a career path. He explains, “My sophomore year, I participated in the Small Animals contest. I enjoyed learning about the different breeds of house pets and the medical care they may need for the diseases they may catch. I never would of thought of becoming a Veterinarian if it wasn’t for FFA.”
Career Goal: Daniel is pursuing a career as an Ag Nutritionist. A career that allows him to live in a rural community, work in the Ag industry, give back to his local community, and help promote the industry as a whole.
Connection to Agriculture: Daniel is a member of 4-H and was on the FFA Chapter Officer Team. He shares his experiences, “I have been able to make many friends and learn life lessons from these organizations. They pushed me to be a good leader and mentor.” Daniel would like to work with the 4-H and FFA organizations as part of his career because they taught him so much and gave him many opportunities.
Career Goals: Christopher plans to finish college with multiple agricultural degrees and return to the Olivia area. Later in life, he wants to start his own business and bring more jobs to Renville County giving back to the community that shaped who he is today.
Connection to Agriculture: Christopher is a member of the BOLD High School FFA. During his FFA years he’s held several offices and participated in many contests at the region and state level. He shares how FFA helped connect him to his community and plan for his future, “Being in FFA helped me meet individuals in my rural area through volunteering. These people taught me many things about the industry of agriculture that I wouldn’t have learned without them. FFA helped me create a business out of a hobby!”
Connection to Agriculture: Brian has participated in national 4-H experiences and is on a team competing in Minnesota 4-H’s Science of Agriculture Challenge. He has also served extensively with his local 4-H club and at the county level. Brian was part of the 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge – Biodiesel Team and is featured in the video below!
Corn Capital Innovations of Olivia is excited to contribute to youth in rural areas who are inspired to seek opportunities in agriculture. We feel agriculture surrounds us all in some way either directly or indirectly and we want to help individuals to become successful in their agricultural goals.
If you’re a high school senior or the parent of a senior you will want to talk to your high school guidance counselor or visit our Scholarship Page to find out more about the different scholarship programs from Corn Capital Innovations.