Sydney Hefty has been doing science experiments associated to agriculture for the reason that seventh grade. That form of dedication paid off first in 2020 when she was named winner of the Agriscience division within the FFA Stars over Indiana program on the 2020 Indiana FFA state conference. It paid off once more extra lately when she acquired a $5,000 scholarship introduced by BASF and the American Soybean Affiliation.
Hefty (pictured), Auburn, Ind., graduated from DeKalb Excessive College and took part within the DeKalb FFA. Her mother and father are Stacy and David Hefty. She is pursuing a level in agriculture economics at Purdue College.
Her analysis in highschool was pointed towards creating her personal pure herbicide. Her profession targets embody maybe pursuing a legislation diploma and dealing in company ag legislation and coverage.
BASF companions with 4 main nationwide commodity groups to current scholarships to excellent college students annually. Hefty was the one Indiana scholar receiving a scholarship within the 2021 program. Kevin Scott, president of the American Soybean Affiliation, appreciates having the ability to cooperate with BASF to current Hefty with the award and says he seems ahead to following her profession sooner or later.
BASF and the Nationwide Corn Growers Affiliation introduced 5 $1,000 scholarships. Winners had been Amelia Hayden, Sharon, Wis.; Colton Johnson, Afton, Okla.; Courtney Schrader, Earleville, Md.; Sophia Svanda, Nehawka, Neb.; and Ben Vos, Pella, Iowa.
The Nationwide Sorghum Basis and BASF awarded $5,000 to Zoe Schultz from Grainfield, Kan. She research ag communications at Kansas State College.
The Nationwide Wheat Basis and BASF awarded two $2,500 scholarships. The winners had been Max Harman, Inman, Kan.; and Maguire Isaak, Coulee Metropolis, Wash.