North Carolina soybean producers association names first North Carolina soybean research scholarship recipients at N.C. State University

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association announced the recipients of the first ever North Carolina Soybean Research Scholarships among students studying soybean production and involved in soybean research at N.C. State University in 2012-2013. The association established the scholarships to support students who are seeking careers in the soybean industry, and will award scholarships annually to students based on merit and need, with a strong preference for students from North Carolina from families farming soybeans.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this new scholarship through the soybean checkoff to students who have demonstrated an interest in the soybean industry,” said Jimmy Thomas, soybean farmer from Roxboro, N.C. and president of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. “The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association saw a need to encourage bright students to pursue studies in soybean production and research, and ultimately positively impact soybean industry and help meet the demand for food in our growing population.”
 

Recipients of the 2012-2013 North Carolina Soybean Research Scholarships are:
 

Joseph Cheek, Alamance County, is a Junior majoring in Plant and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Henry M. Edmondson, Martin County, is a Junior majoring in Plant and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Cullen Bennett Williford, Wilson County, is a Sophomore majoring in Plant and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Hunter Thomas, Person County, is a Junior majoring in Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
 

Samuel Reid, Pasquotank County, is a second year student Institute majoring in Field Crops Technology in the Agricultural Institute.
 


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