Grant Stevenson of Paul, Idaho
Syngenta recently announced Grant Stevenson of Paul, Idaho, as the first recipient of the Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship. Stevenson, a freshman at the College of Southern Idaho studying agri-business, was selected from a pool of applicants to receive the $5,000 award. The scholarship recognizes a student pursuing a career in agriculture who lives in or is attending school in a sugarbeet-growing state. This is the first year of this scholarship, a joint effort between Syngenta’s Hilleshog® Sugarbeet Seed, Syngenta Seedcare™ and Syngenta Crop Protection.
Pictured in the above photo are, left to right: Trevor Cook of Syngenta’s Hilleshog Sugarbeet Brand Seed, Dave Dansie of Syngenta Seedcare, scholarship winner Grant Stevenson, and Craig Yearous of Syngenta Crop Protection. Stevenson’s roots in the sugarbeet industry date back to 1962, when his grandfather first planted beets. His family still owns and operates that now-1,800- acre south central Idaho farm.
Sugarbeet scholarship opportunities for 2011 will be announced at the American Sugarbeet Growers Association meeting in Tucson, Ariz., in February.