"IFAA established the Winner's Circle Scholarship Program in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youth seeking post secondary education in an area of agriculture," said Harold Hodson of Ankeny, who chairs the IFAA Scholarship Committee. Over $151,500 in scholarships were awarded to 120 youth this year by IFAA.
Ben was an active nine year member in 4-H. He participated in communication events at the Iowa State Fair for eight years and had many projects exhibited at the state fair. "Through 4-H, I have learned how to plan, organize and budget my use of money and time; these skills will be extremely useful as I begin my college career" says Ben. Ben is a 2012 graduate of Newell-Fonda High School. He is a freshman at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Engineering.