National Hog Farmer

20 Students Named Recipients of $1,000 Agricultural Scholarships

May 19, 2010 (Shoreview, Minn.) - Winfield Solutions, LLC (wholly owned by Land O’Lakes, Inc.), recently named twenty 2010 recipients for the organization’s Careers in Agriculture Scholarship program. The scholarships, worth $1,000, are awarded to 10 high school seniors and 10 first or second year college students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and an ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.

“We are pleased to award such deserving applicants of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship program,” Josh Krenz, brand marketing manager, Winfield Solutions, said. “This program shows the quality of youth leaders in agriculture, and we are impressed by the number of applicants who have the potential to be leaders in our industry and promote development of the cooperative system.”

Since its formation 18 years ago, the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship program has awarded almost half a million dollars in scholarships to young people whose passion and future lies within agriculture. This year’s scholarships will go to:

College Winners

• Brent Sexton – Rockwell City, IA, Iowa State University

• Brandi Sperr – Morris, MN, Southwest Minnesota State University

• Carissa Levash – Brillion, WI, University of Wisconsin – Madison

• Geoffrey Klumpp – Hartley, IA, Iowa State University

• Justin Crowley – Howard Lake, MN, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

• Kaitlyn Hard – East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University

• Kyle Nelson – Prewitt, NM, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

• Michael Welch – Washington, KS, Kansas State University

• Robert Miller – NorthEast, MD, Penn State University

• Sierra S. Angell – Centralia, MO, University of Missouri

High School Winners

• Ben Butcher – Manson Northwest Webster, Manson, IA

• Ethan Ensign – Colby High School, Colby, WI

• Ethan Lang – Sandy Creek High School, Fairfield, NE

• Jason Smith – Fremont High School, Fremont, MI

• Jessica Hammerand – Western Dubuque High School, Epworth, IA

• Kaitlin Vaughn – Wellington High School, Wellington, KS

• Katie Genter – Ubly High School, Ubly, MI

• Kristin Hildebrandt – Catholic Central, Burlington, WI

• Kyle LaPlant – Sevastopol High School, Sturgeon Bay, WI

• Travis Chase – New Plymouth High School, New Plymouth, ID

About Winfield Solutions

Winfield Solutions, LLC (, is a member of Land O’Lakes, Inc., and operates as a separate legal entity of the Land O’Lakes, Inc., family of companies. With expertise and performance as core company values, Winfield Solutions matches top-performing seed, crop protection products and other proprietary products with unparalleled industry expertise to help growers, dealers and other industry partners achieve the highest level of success. Backed with superior technical services and knowledge, Winfield Solutions deliver outstanding results and value for the agricultural industry.

WinField Solutions is a trademark of Winfield Solutions, LLC.