Date: 4/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

Title: Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation Awards Scholarships

AMES, IOWA – Three Iowa high school seniors are receiving scholarships from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation. Winners Madelynn Green of State Center, Megan Pansegrau from Gilman, and Macy Evans of Creston, each receive $1,000 from the Youth Beef Team (YBT) program for their knowledge of beef and cattle production, as well as their communication skills.

All three will also each receive an additional $500 because they completed an online course called Masters of Beef Advocacy, a program that provides additional training on communications and beef production.

Each scholarship candidate provided a written application, and took part in a personal interview and made a presentation on a beef industry issue during the final judging process in Ames on April 1. We had an excellent group of applicants for these scholarships. They are great representatives of our beef industry, and it is exciting and encouraging to see this caliber of young cattlemen and women going out and promoting the beef industry.

Macy is the daughter of Rob and April Evans. She plans on attending Iowa State University where she will major in Agricultural Education. She chose this field of study because she wants to inspire students to achieve and promote agriculture and make an impact on the industry. It will also allow Macy to continue her passion, her cow herd. Her presentation focused on using social media to reach out to people about what we really do to care for our livestock and how important that personal connection can be to eliminate false information.

Madelynn, the daughter of Loren and Lisa Green, plans to first attend DMACC and then transfer to Iowa State University and major in Agronomy. Her plans after graduation are to work for a local company or co-op so she can continue raising cattle and help with her family’s farming operation. Madde’s presentation discussed the various methods and pharmaceuticals used to treat sick animals.

Megan, is the daughter of Tim and Christa Pansegrau. Megan plans on joining the National Guard or the Iowa Air Guard to improve her leadership skills and then attend Iowa State University and major in Agricultural Education. She hopes to find a job near her hometown so she can come home and continue raising cattle and farming. How to use social media to “leave your mark” by sharing your agricultural story and help erase some of the false information that is prevalent with consumers was Megan’s presentation.

With these awards, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation has provided over $81,000 in scholarship support to Iowa youth since 1994. Show your support for the industry and its future by making a tax-deductible donation to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation to ensure the continuation of our youth programs.

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