Loren King, from Burr Oak, Michigan, is our Michigan Scholarships in Conservation scholarship recipient for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year. Loren is a Junior at Michigan State University majoring in Agriculture Education. His studies emphasize Agriculture Technology and Leadership, with minors in Environmental Economics and Community Food Systems. Loren grew up on the family farm in St. Joseph County. Congratulations to Loren!
The Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program is designed to be a strong and continuing activity of the Michigan Chapter to advance the science and art of good land use. The program offers Michigan Chapter members a convenient and significant way of providing long term support to the goals of the Michigan Chapter and the Soil and Water Conservation Society through facilitating the education of future soil and water conservation professionals.
Scholarships are to encourage qualified students to enter the field of natural resource conservation and to prepare them for such careers through an organized program of study in an institution of higher education offering training in appropriate areas. Awards will be based on interest in conservation as evidenced by scholastic ability and participation in conservation activities.
NOTICE! THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED!
The Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program offered a $500 Scholarship for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Applications were due January 31, 2019. The Scholarship was awarded February 15, 2019.
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"There are national associations for the preservation of wild flowers and the preservation of propagation of wildlife, but not for the preservation of the soil. Conservation of this most fundamental and important of all resources is seldom seriously considered by anyone not directly or indirectly associated with the ownership or management of a farm, and is too infrequently considered even by the farmers themselves." 1928 Hugh Hammond Bennett, co-founder of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (formerly the Soil Conservation Society of America)
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