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Source: Beck Ag news release

Beck Ag is announcing this year's scholarship winners, Zechariah Shiew from Jetmore, Kansas and Dustin Hicks from Allen, South Dakota.

Zechariah is the son of Mile and Jennifer Shiew and the grandson of Rick Kennedy. Jennifer and Rick are AgTeleExperts with Beck Ag. Zeck will be attending Garden City Community College in the fall, starting his studies in Agribusiness.

He plans to have his own cattle herd someday. He has been very active in FFA and many sports throughout his high school career. Zechariah was not raised on a farm but has come to have a true passion for the agriculture industry. In his essay, Zechariah wrote "the present holds many challenges but the future (of Agriculture) holds a lot of promise."

Dustin Hicks is the other scholarship winner. He'll be continuing his education as a sophomore at Mitchell Technical Institute studying Farm Power Technology with plans to work as a diesel technician for an implement dealership with the long term goal of returning to the family farm.

Dustin summed up the future of agriculture in his essay. "The future of agriculture will be determined by the people involved...people willing to learn from what has worked, what is working and what will work best in the future." Everyone at Beck Ag will be here to help those people learn in the future.

Dustin is the son of Mike and Laura Hicks. Laura is an AgTeleExpert with Beck Ag.

"It's great to see two young men passionate about agriculture and their role in the future of production ag," said Beck Ag CEO Stephanie Liska. "We are pleased to invest in the future of our industry this way." Each of these young men receives $750 toward their education. Beck Ag started its scholarship program in 2008.

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