Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Scholarships Available to Attend Great Plains Growers Conference Jan. 8th to 10th, 2015

Missouri Vegetable Growers Association (MVGA) is again supporting scholarships to attend the Great Plains Growers Conference. MVGA will support 10. The conference is held annually in St. Joseph, Mo. In 2015, the conference will be held Thursday January 8th – Saturday January 10th.

The conference begins with 6 workshops offered all day on Thursday, followed by the concurrent sessions all day Friday (5 workshops) and Saturday (6 workshops). Thursday’s workshops cost $55 if registered by December 31st and Friday & Saturday is $45 also if registered by December 31st per day (per person); lunch is included. Conference information is available to view at  Past conference information is also posted there.

Scholarships are available for $175.00 per farm or family to cover the cost to attend two days at the conference and one night’s lodging. Only Missouri growers who have not previously attended this conference are eligible. Both MVGA members and non-members are eligible.

Scholarships will be awarded on a first come basis, as determined by the USPS postmark day. There is no need to Fed Ex or Express mail the form.

Recipients must attend the Friday afternoon MVGA meeting where they will be presented with a check and recognized in front of the attending members. The check will be made out to the family or the business name indicated.

Copy and paste into a word document the following information and mail to the address below:

I _______________________ attest that I have never attended the Great Plains Vegetable
(Sign name)
Growers Conference in the past. Furthermore, I confirm that I am a commercial grower and if I receive this scholarship, I will attend the conference, including attending the MVGA meeting on Friday afternoon (Jan. 9th at 4:30 PM). I understand that at this meeting I will receive a check for $175, and failure to attend this meeting will result the loss of this scholarship. The scholarship check should be made out to

_______________________________________ ___________
City                                                                         Zip Code

Please return the form to:
Morgan County MU Extension Center
Debbie Klindworth
100 E Newton St., 4th Floor
Versailles, MO 65084

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