Ames, Iowa, June 10, 2008 – Today, Ag Leader Technology announced their commitment to support students interested in precision agriculture by establishing the Ag Leader Technology Precision Agriculture Scholarship within the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) at Iowa State University. Five Ag Leader scholarships will be awarded annually starting in the 2008/2009 school year.
“Ag Leader has benefited from the knowledge and expertise of many graduates from ABE at Iowa State University,” says President of Ag Leader, Al Myers. “Our goal is to enhance students’ awareness of, and interest in precision agriculture so they are prepared for the ever-changing agriculture industry landscape.”
“We are very lucky to have such a great industry partner. Ag Leader values ABE highly and wants to take part in providing a quality education and in-classroom experience to our students. This kind of industry-university partnership is extremely important for educational institutions to train future engineers and technologists. Ag Leader’s close proximity to campus makes them an invaluable resource for our students,” says ABE Department Chair, Dr. Ramesh Kanwar. “Their commitment and generosity will help facilitate our growing precision agriculture program within ABE.”
To be eligible for the scholarship students must be studying a major within the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, meet GPA and credit requirements, as well as be currently enrolled in or haven taken a class in precision agriculture. Students can apply for the scholarship online at www.abe.iastate.edu/admissions/financial-aid.html.
About Ag Leader
Ag Leader is a pioneer and recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa, the company manufactures and markets industry-leading precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992 the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing products that help growers and ag professionals achieve and maintain a successful operation. For more information visit: www.agleader.com.