Two Christian County high school seniors have earned college scholarships thanks to the IAA Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau, and is awarding almost $125-thousand in scholarships to 69 students across the state.
The Christian County winners are Ryan Held, the son of Jerry and Marcy Held of Taylorville, and Dean Adcock, the son of Jim and Jan Adcock of Assumption.
Mellisa McMillan is the manager of the Christian County Farm Bureau. She says both young men will be future leaders in agriculture.
McMillan says the scholarships the IAA Foundation give to students is a way for current farmers to pay it forward to the next generation.
The IAA Foundation scholarships are given to students pursuing degrees in agriculture-related fields based on their academic ability, leadership involvement, professional career goals and financial need.