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CCTA’s focus is education. We understand that the future of agriculture rests not only in our hands but in those of our young farmers and industry men and women. It gives CCTA great pleasure to award scholarships to deserving college students. These scholarships are paid for by donations and proceeds from the silent auction at our annual conference.

2021 CCTA Scholarship Winner

KIT CARSON, Colo. – Feb. 3, 2021. The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association is proud to announce that Hatch Nelson of Eads, Colorado, and Logan Simon of Manhattan, Kansas, have been named recipients of the 2021 CCTA Scholarship.

Nelson is an active member of the Eads High School, his community, and FFA chapter. Having grown up on a farm, he understands the importance of reducing soil and water erosion and plans to attend either Colorado State University or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after graduation to pursue a degree in agronomy.

Currently a graduate student in the agronomy department at Kansas State University, Simon first began studying plant sciences and soil science at the University of Missouri. He also travelled to Costa Rica for nine weeks to study conservation agriculture in the tropics before beginning his work at KSU studying annual forage and cover crop management strategies to enhance soil health in dryland cropping systems. Simon would like to implement relevant research and outreach in crop and soil management as a university professor with a combination of research and extension.

The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association is honored to support both Nelson and Simon as they continue their educational careers. Both individuals will receive a $1,000 scholarship funded by CCTA and be recognized at the 33rd Annual High Plains No-Till Conference in Burlington, Colorado, on Aug. 24-25 2021.