This $1000 cash award will be given to a deserving junior or senior college student currently enrolled in an agricultural area of study at a Mississippi college or university. Students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average to qualify.

Scholarship applications are available at the MACA web site, www.msagconsultants.com, or by calling Marianna Hayes at 662.834.9938. The application deadline is Jan. 2, 2004.

The award will be presented at the 31st MACA Annual Meeting at the Bost Extension Center on the Mississippi State University campus on Feb. 3, 2004.

The Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association is a professional association of independent crop consultants that serve as advisors to more than 85 percent of Mississippi’s cotton growers and a large percentage of the state’s other row-crop producers.

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