Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden participates in a roundtable disucssion with students from Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University to discuss how a diverse next generation of farmers and ranchers that includes women, veterans, second career seekers, immigrants and people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds will help meet the food and fiber needs of the future at College Station, TXSince 2010, National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) and its member companies have invested in students through over 25 scholarships through the NCIS 1890 Scholarship Program. This exceptional program honors eligible students attending one of the 19 historically black land-grant institutions to pursuit of a professional career in agriculture. Those selected must also demonstrate excellence within the classroom, extracurricular activities and a desire to give back to their communities.

This year, the scholarship is proud to support five young students from around the country, listed below. ProAg congratulates this year’s winners and is proud to be an active member of NCIS and the 1890 Scholarship Program!

>> Samaya Brooks, agricultural business major, North Carolina A&T State University
>> Tiffani Patterson, agricultural sciences major, Tennessee State University
>> Erikton Goodloe, agricultural business major, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
>> Paris Williams, agricultural business major, Prairie View A&M University
>> Aja’Naeia Workman, biology major, Alabama A&M University

Read more about the NCIS 1890 Scholarship Program and winners from this year.