American Gelbvieh Foundation Announces The Summit: IGS Youth Leadership Conference Scholarship Recipients

LINCOLN, Neb. – The American Gelbvieh Foundation (AGF) is excited to announce the recipients of their American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) The Summit: IGS Youth Leadership Conference Scholarship. Two individuals were selected to receive the scholarship to assist with the travel to The Summit: IGS Youth Leadership Conference. This year’s recipients are Annalee Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska; and Samantha Pecco, Ewing, Kentucky.

Annalee Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, is the recipient of the $500 AGJA member scholarship. Starr plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she will double major in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science. Starr credits her involvement in the beef industry for engraving the traits of hard work, dedication, perseverance, and the value of a positive attitude, into her life. Starr is excited to attend The Summit this summer to not only grow in leadership but build a community within the industry for her future professional career.

Samantha Pecco, Ewing, Kentucky, is the recipient of the $500 non-AGJA member scholarship. Pecco is a student at Rowan County Senior High School and plans to pursue a career as a veterinarian. She aspires to serve in many leadership roles in the agriculture industry which attending The Summit will allow her to prepare for. She looks forward to growing in her leadership ability and learning more about agricultural advocacy during the conference.

The Summit is an opportunity for juniors to gain industry knowledge and leadership skills that can be used in the future, and is also a place where juniors are able to create new friendships, experience a college campus, and be exposed to current issues affecting the agriculture industry. The Summit will be held July 20-23, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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