AMES – Three Iowa high school seniors are receiving scholarships from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation. Winners Macy Evans of Creston, Madelynn Green of State Center and Megan Pansegrau from Gilman, each receive $1,000 from the Youth Beef Team program for their knowledge of beef and cattle production, as well as their communication skills.
All three will also 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, took part in a personal interview and made a presentation on a beef industry issue during the final judging process April 1 in Ames. There was an excellent group of applicants for these scholarships and they are great representatives of the beef industry.
Macy is the daughter of Rob and April Evans. She plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames 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 is really done to care for livestock and how important that personal connection can be to eliminate false information.
With these awards, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation has provided more than $81,000 in scholarship support to Iowa youth since 1994. The public can show their support for the industry and its future by making a tax-deductible donation to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation to ensure the continuation of these youth programs.