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Central Valley Ag launches 2019 Scholarship Program

York, Neb.- Central Valley Ag (CVA) offers 20 $1,000 college scholarship opportunities to graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education in an agriculturally related field.

This scholarship program enables youth to continue their education on a collegiate level. Based on academic achievement, service to local communities, and knowledge of the cooperative system, the CVA Scholarship Committee will select the winners of each scholarship.

“CVA is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth throughout our region,” said Carl Dickinson, CVA CEO. “And by helping our youth pursue their agricultural career, we ensure that the agricultural industry continues to grow.”

Additional information on scholarship guidelines can be found at www.cvacoop.com/careers. Applications will only be accepted by online submissions. Scholarship deadline is March 1, 2019.

The scholarship program is open to students of CVA Member-Owners and CVA employees.

For those wanting to become a Central Valley Ag member-owner, please visit cvacoop.com to learn more.

Central Valley Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in York, NE. CVA has locations in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. CVA is an innovative leader providing products and services in grain, agronomy, feed, and energy. You can find more information about Central Valley Ag by visiting www.cvacoop.com.

Media Inquiries: Mallory Shoemaker, Marketing Manager: 785-738-0753

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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