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ACCELERATED GENETICS ANNOUNCES PHOTO CONTEST, YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS
Source: Accelerated Genetics news release

Ready, set, shoot!The deadline for the Accelerated Genetics annual photo contest is quickly approaching. Every year a panel of judges selects photos that portray Accelerated Genetics and agriculture from two different categories. This year's two new categories are: "Accelerated Genetics in Action" and "Breeds of the Seasons."

For the "AG in Action" theme, capture your favorite Accelerated Genetics cattle, products, services, representatives, etc. as they are showcased around the farm, focusing on people, products and pride in the agriculture industry.

For the "Breeds of the Seasons" category, snap photos of your favorite breeds while showcasing your favorite seasons.

There will be awards for the top three places in each photo category. These awards include a first place $100 gift card, a second place $75 gift card and a third place $50 gift card.

Digital photos are required and need to be sent as a high resolution (300 dpi) JPEG image with a photo size of at least 8" x 10." Low-resolution photos will not be allowed in the contest.

The entry deadline for the contest is September 1, 2013. Contestants are allowed to enter as many photos as they wish.

Each photo entered must list: name of photographer, address, phone, email, the location the photo was taken, a photo title and one of the two photo categories.

All photos can be emailed to Angie Lindloff at alindloff@accelgen.com with the subject title, "2013 Photo Contest," or sent by mail as prints or on a CD to Accelerated Genetics, Angie Lindloff - Photo Contest, E10890 Penny Lane, Baraboo, WI 53913.

Accelerated Genetics is a global provider of bovine genetics and research, reproductive services, and solution-based animal health products. With a focus on People, Products and Pride, the Accelerated Genetics vision is to be the producer's trusted first choice.

In other news, Accelerated Genetics is excited to invest in the future of six youth aspiring toward agriculture related degrees by awarding annual scholarship winners for 2013.

A group of four academically polished and heavily involved high school graduates are each awarded a $500.00 scholarship. These 2013 recipients include Jessica Pralle of Humbird, Wis.; Amber Gabel of Newport, Pa.; Renae Tokach of Saint Anthony, N.D.; and Ethan Dado of Amery, Wis.

Jessica Prall plans to follow her passion for dairy cattle by majoring in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Due to the influence of nutritionists and veterinarians who service her farm, she is working towards a career in dairy nutrition or veterinary medicine.

Amber Gabel feels her involvement in 4-H, FFA, breed associations and other agriculture leadership activities helped her realize she belonged in the dairy industry. She plans to major in animal sciences at Pennsylvania State University and later study veterinary medicine.

Renae Tokach hopes to use a dual major in animal science and agriculture communications to become an advocate for the beef industry. Growing up on a purebred Angus ranch cultivated her passion for the industry. She plans to attend Kansas State University.

Ethan Dado will use the work ethic and drive he gained from growing up on a dairy farm to reach his career goals. He plans to attend either the University of Wisconsin-River Falls or the University of Minnesota and major in animal science with an emphasis in dairy science. He would like to attend medical school to become a surgeon after earning his bachelor's degree.

Two $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to students already enrolled in agricultural programs at college. Accelerated genetics partners with the National FFA organization to select these 2013 recipients.

Bethany Dado of Amery, Wis., and Paige Wallace of Scotts City, Mo., were selected based on scholastic record, FFA activities, work experience, leadership activities, and academic record.

Bethany Dadois attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is majoring in Dairy Science and is interested in pursuing a career in dairy research.

Paige Wallace is majoring in Agricultural Communications at Oklahoma State University. She would like to pursue a career in public relations.

Accelerated Genetics is a global provider of bovine genetics and research, reproductive services, and solution-based animal health products. With a focus on People, Products and Pride, the Accelerated Genetics vision is to be the producer's trusted first choice.


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