CVA awards 20 students with $1,000 scholarship

(York, NE) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) cooperative awards 20 students with a $1,000 CVA scholarship. CVA takes pride in supporting students with the determination to advance into the agricultural industry.

Receiving a CVA Member-Owner scholarship of $1,000, this year’s scholarship recipients are as follows:

Trenton Brummer

Taralyn Baum

Reece McFarland

Madison Kovarna

Madison Baker

Logan Batchman


Lane Tomasek

Kinzey Cott

Jason Rainforth

Jacob Sprunk

Elizabeth Yrkoski

Elias Girard


Dustin Ternus

Colton Smith

Austin Knapp

Alice McDonald

Receiving a CVA Employee Student scholarship of $1,000, this year’s scholarship recipients are as follows:


Brenton Edwards

Evan Reinert

Ryan McBride

Kelli Lange


The scholarship program is designed to promote academic excellence and focus on students who have been involved in agriculturally related activities throughout their youth. CVA Scholarship applicants wrote an essay titled “Agriculture: The Cooperative Difference,” elaborating on the role of the cooperative business model in today’s agriculture industry, why it’s important and how it can continue to benefit farmer member-owners.

“The scholarship recipients exemplify the heart and work ethic of the producers we are proud to work with every day,” said Carl Dickinson, CVA CEO. “CVA’s annual scholarship program is one of the many ways your cooperative supports future leaders, innovators, and spokespeople of agriculture.”

Students of CVA member-owners and CVA employees pursuing postsecondary education in an agriculturally related field were eligible to apply. The 2018-2019 CVA Scholarship program will launch December 2018.

Central Valley Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in York, Neb. CVA has locations in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. CVA is an innovative leader providing products and services in grain, agronomy, feed, and energy.