DES MOINES — Paul Queck of Peru was awarded the $1,000 FFA/IFAA Foundation scholarship by Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions Saturday, Aug. 16.
Queck’s parents are Steve and Dara Queck.
“IFAA established the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youths seeking post-secondary education in an area of agriculture,” said Harold Hodson of Ankeny, who chairs the IFAA scholarship committee.
More than $189,250 in scholarships were awarded to 129 youths this year by IFAA.
IFAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. It is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA livestock, poultry and agriculture project members to pursue ag-related careers.
IFAA founders recognized Iowa’s young people are the future of agriculture in Iowa and an important way to support and retain Iowa’s future ag leaders is to provide financial support to those young people interested in ag careers.
IFAA’s primary programs are the Sale of Champions, which is done in conjunction with the annual Iowa State Fair, and the Winner’s Circle Scholarship and Awards program.
More than $6,567,757 has been generated since 1988 for 1,613 Winner’s Circle scholarships, 1,107 Performance and Carcass awards and 362 Sale of Champions livestock exhibitors.