Posted: October 11, 2017

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

In its mission to create and increase opportunities for this country's corn producers, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) continues to play a significant role in keeping U.S. growers the most efficient and successful in the world. A well-orchestrated focus on strategic initiatives--sound farm policy; advancement of biofuels and research efforts; improved trade relations; and promotion of conservation practices that have revolutionized farming--continues to drive the future of the organization, leading corn farmers into a new era of agriculture. A mainstay in NCGA's success is the Association's ability to remain forward looking and provide a solid base for the next generation of corn producers.

Likewise, BASF Corporation, as the world's largest chemical company and a leader in the U.S. crop protection product market, realizes the continued success of American agriculture relies on looking toward the future. Through ongoing education and by providing technologically advanced and environmentally sound products and services, BASF provides current and prospective growers with vital tools to ensure success.

The NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program is conducted annually, awarding five (5) $1,000 one-year scholarships to deserving, qualified second-year or later, agriculture students enrolled in an agriculture, agribusiness, or ag vocation programs at a U.S. 2-year or 4-year program of study at an accredited junior college, college or university.

The program is named in honor of Ohio farmer William C. Berg. A retired postal worker and farmer for more than 40 years, Bill served in various positions for both the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association and the National Corn Growers Association. He served as a judge for the NCGA-BASF scholarship program for its first five years and recommended many important adjustments that ensured its continued success and enhanced the experience of the scholarship recipients. Program recipients can be proud to receive a scholarship honoring this staunch supporter of modern American agriculture.

Guidelines and directions for application may be found here. Please read all directions carefully. Deadline is December 1, 2017.