MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture.

Students completed applications forms answering questions about their career goals and why cooperatives are important to agriculture. They also submitted essays titled "Why I selected agriculture as my career."

Local winners, who each received a $1,000 Ag Scholarship, included Brielle Smeby, Jace Pringnitz and Nicholas Hunt.

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Smeby is the daughter of Todd and Tracy Smeby of Klemme. She will graduate from Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School and will attend Iowa State University, majoring in Animal Science and Ag Business.

Pringnitz is the son of Jerry and Karrie Pringnitz of Garner. He will graduate from Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School and plans to attend Dordt College in Sioux Center, majoring in Ag Business and Agronomy

Hunt is the son of Andrew Hunt & Betsy Hunt of Britt. He is a graduate of West Hancock High School and currently attends Iowa State University in Ames, majoring in Agronomy and with a minor in Animal Science.

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