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McCoskey receives crop improvement award

May 18, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

AMES - Four $1,000 scholarships have been awarded by the Iowa Crop Improvement Association to support Iowa State University Agronomy students planning to pursue careers in seed science or the seed industry. Jay McCoskey, of Jewell, was one of the scholarship recipients.

McCoskey will be a sophomore at Iowa State University majoring in Agronomy. He plans to work in the area of crop and seed production. He said a highlight of the academic year was meeting other freshmen in Agronomy and attending his learning community's field trip. He is the son of Gary and Kari McCoskey.

"The Iowa Crop Improvement Association is pleased to provide significant support in recognition of the academic excellence, leadership and interpersonal skills these students have demonstrated," said ICIA Executive Director Jim Rouse. "We are honored to enhance the future of the seed industry through the accomplishments of students like these."



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