Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
December 20, 2011
Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is pleased to recognize Stephanie George, a senior at East Valley High School, Moxee, Wash., as the 2011 recipient of the $5,000 Syngenta Potato Scholarship. George, who is a member of 4-H, will be recognized at the Potato Expo in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 4 to 6, 2012. The $5,000 scholarship honors students pursuing careers in agriculture in key potato-growing states. Judges for the competition were Eric Tedford and Coby Long of Syngenta, Bill Schaefer of Spudman, David Fraser with the United States Potato Board, Hollee Alexander with the National Potato Council and Tyler Baum of Potato Grower.
“Stephanie’s determination to be a part of agriculture’s future problem-solvers as a young woman is refreshing,” said Steve Gomme, Syngenta crop portfolio lead for potatoes. “With her participation in 4-H and her far-reaching goals, Stephanie will be an asset to the industry in the years to come. Syngenta would like to wish her the best of luck in her endeavors.”
George plans to major in science when she begins her college career.
Scholarships are just one of the ways Syngenta invests in the future of agriculture. Not only does Syngenta support the next generation of potato leaders, the company also invests in today’s industry leaders by sponsoring the Potato Industry Leadership Institute. The institute is comprised of innovators who are committed to driving agricultural advancements and supporting the potato industry.
Another way Syngenta contributes to the future of agriculture is through its dedication to research and development. Syngenta spends more than $2.5 million per day on research and development and employs nearly 5,000 in R&D worldwide. This science-based foundation helps contribute to the broad portfolio of top-quality products that Syngenta offers to potato growers, including CruiserMaxx® Potato insecticide/fungicide combination, Endigo® ZC and Platinum® insecticides, Quadris®, Ridomil Gold® and Revus Top® fungicides, and Boundary® and Reglone® herbicides.
“Syngenta invests in the development of not only superior products but also bright young leaders like Stephanie,” said Gomme. “We’re thrilled to be able to contribute to her education and see the great things she’ll continue to accomplish.”
For more information about the potato scholarship opportunity, visit www.SyngentaPotatoScholarship.com