Butler Machinery awards local FFA scholarships
FARGO, ND – Butler Machinery is pleased to announce five deserving students have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2011-2012 FFA scholarship year. As an approved national FFA scholarship sponsor and in cooperation with AGCO, Butler Machinery will officially present scholarships later this month to Kelli Garry of Lake Preston, SD; Karlie Matejcek of Brocket, ND; Shannon Miller of Hartford, SD; Kayla Scholes of Carson, ND; and Lacey Quail of White, SD.
These scholarships mark the inaugural awards for the new program that provided 115 scholarships through more than 55 Massey Ferguson, Challenger and Gleaner dealers across the U.S. For more details on the scholarship program and the National FFA Organization, visit http://www.FFA.org.
“We are very excited to participate in this outstanding scholarship program available through AGCO,” explained Julie Trudeau, Director of Training and Career Development at Butler Machinery. “Agriculture is constantly changing and providing new opportunities. We believe our support of scholarships through FFA will strengthen the agricultural interests young people in our communities have developed through FFA and will definitely help them achieve their educational goals past high school.”
Scholarship selection considered FFA involvement, work experience, community service, leadership skills and academic records. Supervised agricultural experience (SAE) programs and future goals were considered in the selection process as well.
These dealership and AGCO cooperatively funded scholarships represent a new chapter in a 65-year-old relationship between FFA, and AGCO and its heritage companies. A proud supporter of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program, AGCO and AGCO Finance sponsored 18 additional scholarships to outstanding FFA members in 2011-2012. The company participates in the annual National FFA Convention & Expo. In addition, many AGCO employees, dealers and customers credit FFA with helping them develop their skills and lifelong interest in agriculture.