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The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association is proud to announce the 2013 Ag Scholarship winners are Taylor Moore of Durango, Colo., and Carl Martin of Genoa, Colo. Both Moore and Martin will receive $1,000 to continue their agriculture education.

Taylor Moore doesn't have the traditional story of an ag scholarship applicant. She introduces herself as an "asphalt kid" from a subdivision with a dream of being a cowgirl. FFA introduced her to agriculture and she was overwhelmed with the breadth of agriculture's reach in everyday life.

As a member of the crops judging team in FFA and her courses in college, Taylor is gaining a respect for conservation of our soil and water resources. That respect will be transferred to her future students when she finishes college.

Moore is currently a sophomore at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., majoring in Agriculture Education. Her future plans are to transfer to Colorado State University to finish her bachelor's degree in Ag Education with an emphasis in agronomy, then become an agriculture education teacher.

Carl Martin is passionate about agriculture. He sees the value agriculture brings to current and future generations and identifies the many opportunities available in the industry.

Growing up in eastern Colorado he has been fortunate to farm with his father. He has seen firsthand the challenges and benefits of changing to no-till farming practices in their minimum till operation.

Martin is attending the University of Wyoming majoring in Ag Business. He feels it is important to have knowledgeable people working to keep our farmers and ranchers successful so after graduation he plans on becoming a bank loan officer specializing in agriculture loans.

Date: 1/28/2013



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