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Hlas earns IFAA Scholarship

October 27, 2017
Traer Star-Clipper

Jake Hlas of Traer was awarded the Clayton & Colton Novak Memorial Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Jake's parents are Doug and Marla Hlas.

"IFAA established the Winner's Circle Scholarship Program in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youth seeking post-secondary education in an area of agriculture," said Harold Hodson of Ankeny, who chairs the IFAA Scholarship Committee. Over $192,500 was awarded in scholarships to 114 youth this year.

IFAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. It is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA livestock, poultry and agriculture project members to pursue Ag-related careers. IFAA founders recognized that Iowa's young people are the future of agriculture in Iowa and that an important way to support and retain Iowa's future Ag-leaders is to provide financial support to those young people interested in Ag-careers.

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IFAA's primary programs are the Sale of Champions, which is done in conjunction with the annual Iowa State Fair, and the Winner's Circle Scholarship and Awards program. Over $8,289,675 has been generated since 1988 for 1,998 Winner's Circle Scholarships, 1,378 Performance and Carcass Awards, and 408 Sale of Champions livestock exhibitors.

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