The Benton Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioners are very happy to announce, they have selected a recipient for their annual scholarship.  Our recipient will receive a $250 scholarship award.  Students who reside in Benton County and are pursuing a course of study in the field of Natural Resources or Agriculture were eligible to apply.  The Commissioners received and reviewed applications in March.

            George Haefner was chosen to receive the Benton SWCD Scholarship and will graduate from Vinton-Shellsburg High School spring of 2018. George has been an active member of his FFA Chapter throughout his high school career. He will be attending Ellsworth Community College to major in Conservation Technology and also study Agriculture. After receiving an Associate of Applied Science Degree, he plans to transfer to Iowa State University to obtain a conservation and agriculture related Bachelor’s Degree.

            The Benton SWCD Commissioners congratulate George Haefner and wish him well as he pursues his educational and career goals.