Fontanelle Hybrids® Announces Winners of 2016 “Western Knowledge. Exceptional Communities.” Essay Contest

LINCOLN, Neb., June 8, 2016 – Giving our local youth the tools they need to succeed helps the future of Nebraskan agriculture throughout our community. To support this cause, Fontanelle Hybrids is excited to have supported Nebraska’s best and brightest high school seniors with the chance to win $1,000 to advance their education. The Fontanelle Hybrids “Western Knowledge. Exceptional Communities.” 2016 Essay Contest has awarded 20 Nebraska high school seniors a $1,000 prize.
 
As a brand that has been part of the Western Corn Belt for more than 80 years, Fontanelle Hybrids is honored to give back and support the education of youth throughout Nebraska. Through this contest, Fontanelle Hybrids was able to hear students’ stories about the ways in which agriculture has impacted their lives.
 
Eligible applicants included high school seniors active in 4-H, FFA or another certified agricultural organization who live in or attend high school in Nebraska. Contestants submitted a 250-word essay on the topic, “What has had the greatest impact on production agriculture in your local community over the last 80 years?”
 
The 2016 winners of the “Western Knowledge. Exceptional Communities.” Essay Contest communicated the various ways in which production agriculture has changed or shaped their communities over the years. Students shared a range of stories from the passion of farmers in their communities to the impact new technology has made.  Winners of this year’s essay contest include:
 
Samantha Yrkoski
Monica Wasielewski
Walker Wolff
Laurel Huebner
Alexandra Voichoskie
Tyler Chandler
Emily Malcom
Megan Coan
Jonah Jensen
Brady Fehr
Spencer Herman
Emily Frenzen
Bailey Schroeder
Josie Weise
Emily Geweke
Kayla Safarik
Audrey Quandt
Brianne Haskell
Jeffrey Katz
Casi Johnson
Kolton Held
 
Fontanelle Hybrids is proud to support the best and brightest in Nebraska and would like to congratulate the recipients of the “Western Knowledge. Exceptional Communities.” 2016 Essay Contest.