HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The agricultural program at Huntington University is blossoming thanks to substantial donations from Corteva Agriscience.

Nate Perry, coordinator of ag operations and external relations, said the university received two $50,000 gifts from Corteva.

One of the donations will be used to develop two new named endowed scholarships, which will begin in the 2020-2021 academic school year.

To be eligible for the scholarships, students must have a 2.8 grade point average, be pursuing an agriculture-related field of study and be involved in an extracurricular university organization.

The second donation will be used to enhance the agricultural studies programs at Huntington University, as well as providing students access to new equipment.

“The donation will be used for agricultural programming as deemed necessary and helping our students benefit,” Perry said, adding that the funding also will be used for special events, including a guest agriculture lecture series where Corteva will be the lead sponsor.

Perry said the university’s agriculture program has around 40 students enrolled in it, and the donation will be used to make sure it benefits all the school’s students.

Ashley Langreck can be reached at 800-426-9438, ext. 192, or alangreck@agrinews-pubs.com. Follow her on Twitter at: @AgNews_Langreck.

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