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Agrimarketing : March 2015
COVER STORY/continued from page 27 With NCGA, BASF supports the “William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture” scholarships to five excelling undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an agricultural degree. The “ASA Secure Optimal Yield” (SOY) scholarship is presented to one exceptional high school senior who has achieved both high academic success and has excelled in leadership roles. Students must also plan to pursue a degree in an agricultural related field at an accredited college or university. For NAAA, BASF provides support for the “NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarships” which are directed at students pursuing careers in the aerial application industry. Each year, two budding ag pilots are awarded a scholarship. Approximately 12 students have been able to further their aerial application studies with these scholarships. The “NWF Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship” honors up to four high school or college students who have demonstrated success in academics and leadership roles. Recipients of this scholarship must pursue careers in the ag industry. In his role as BASF Senior Market Manager, Minore was a liaison to the wheat industry, including the NWF and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG). A true advocate for wheat growers, Minore passed away unexpectedly in February 2012. To honor his advocacy for the wheat industry, BASF partnered with NWF to fund the scholarships. BASF’s Professional Development Program (PDP) also has a great impact for prospective hires. While some may see PDP as simply an internship, those who have gone through the program feel that it offers much more. “It was a tremendous opportunity for me,” says Jennifer Holland, Product Manager, BASF. “I had a rotation in the office and one in the field. The program kept me engaged. I never felt that I was doing busy work.” Holland was at the University of Jennifer Holland, Product Manager “Investing in the future is how the agricultural industry can sustain success,” says Bentley. “As BASF celebrates its 150th anniversary, we are pleased to provide scholarships to bright, agriculture-passionate individuals to invest in that future and assure the sustainability of the industry in the years to come.” Missouri when she applied for the BASF program. “I wanted to see what I could do, and I wanted to learn about the company, its products and its customers,” she says. “I was able to travel around the country, meet with BASF reps, and help educate farmers on many of the new products BASF was introducing.” Holland was actually able to help develop much of the educational material BASF used for those products. Now a nine-year veteran of BASF, Holland has the opportunity to mentor PDP students. “Back when I interviewed for a PDP position, all I received were great vibes from everyone at BASF. It really made we As this timeline shows, BASF has continuously worked to change and improve agriculture throughout its 150-year history. 28 Agri Marketing s March 2015
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