National Drink Beer Day – Agriculture and AgriBusiness Scholarships

That malty elixir is toasted annually on September 28th on National Drink Beer Day.  As the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, this day is a great reminder to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage.

Beer lovers have more selection than ever before in the ale and lager market. An explosion in the craft beer industry keeps the competition and the flavors robust, churning out new flavors seasonally.  Beer connoisseurs quench their thirst with flavors drastically different from their grandfather’s beers.  Rootbeer to raspberry, caramel, and hints of herbs all tickle the palate when it comes to artisanal beers.

From the wide assortment available, enjoy National Drink Beer Day.  There is something for everyone!

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Because beer is made from barley and hops, it is fitting that we look at agriculture and agribusiness scholarships today.

The college major of agribusiness is also referred to as agricultural business. In this major you study the art and science of farm food production. In the paragraphs that follow, we will begin to explore this major as preparation for your research into the world of agribusiness scholarships.

In this field of study you learn all about the best practices involved with the production and marketing of food and other agricultural products. What surprises many agribusiness majors is the large amount of math they need to master as part of the degree program. You’ll study statistics along with managerial accounting, agricultural finance and micro and macroeconomics. Other courses you may encounter include environmental law, international trade, farming technologies and information systems.

Some agricultural colleges offer concentrations within the major. Examples of these can include agricultural marketing, animal production or international agriculture. It is also common for agribusiness programs to offer internships. You should take advantage of whatever internship opportunities present themselves. This will give you a chance to gain valuable work experience and establish professional contacts all while receiving course credit.

AFA LEADER AND ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

One application. Over 150 scholarship opportunities.

AFA and its partners award annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students enrolled in agriculture and food-related degree programs across the U.S. Awards vary in amounts, but are at least $1,600 and include sponsorship to AFA Leaders Conference (worth $1,000). The only cost to the student is the time spent filling out the application and travel expenses to AFA Leaders Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of career vision and goal, leader and community involvement and financial need. Some applicants will be selected based on a specific criteria requirement set by our partner organizations and communities. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status in early June.

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FARM CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Farm Credit awards more than 75 scholarships each year to college-bound students based on academics, leadership qualities, and community involvement. The application process may take between 10-30 minutes and will need to be completed in one sitting. Only online applications will be accepted. You may apply for multiple scholarships, but will only be eligible to receive one scholarship per school year.

COLLEGE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This two-year program awards participants with $5,000 scholarships and week-long learning and travel experiences that focus on leadership development and financial education.

CUSTOMER AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP

This program awards $1,500 scholarships to college-bound students who are children or grandchildren of Farm Credit Mid-America customers majoring in agriculture or pursuing agriculture or rural community-related careers.

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