Etten, Horsch and Meuleman requested that $1,000 go to the ASGA Bill Cleavinger Internship Program. This program is named in honor of the late Texas grower who served the industry for more than 30 years on various sugarbeet grower boards and as a president of ASGA.
Bayer CropScience donated the following amounts to the listed cooperative or association’s scholarship fund: $500 on behalf of Jayson Keller to Western Sugar Cooperative; $250 on behalf of Cleo Miller to the Nyssa-Nampa Beet Growers Association; and $250 on behalf of Shawn Strecker to the Mountain States Beet Growers Association.
“Honoring U.S. sugarbeet producers at the ASGA annual meeting is a privilege every year,” stated Kerry Grossweiler, Bayer CropScience product manager for seed treatments. “This
Bayer CropScience donation serves to assist the next generation of leaders in the sugarbeet industry.”
Bayer CropScience also is committed, Grossweiler added, to bringing next-generation technology to beet growers, as the company continues to dedicate resources in research and development to significant innovations in the pipeline for the sugarbeet industry. The most recent product introduction specific to sugarbeets from Bayer CropScience was Poncho Beta seedapplied insecticide in 2009.
“We are proud to maintain our longterm partnership with sugarbeet growers,” Grossweiler said, “through a portfolio of crop protection offerings, as well as through our involvement with and support of ASGA.”