Kansas Corn Growers Association member, Santiago Tamagno, was honored during the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California as a recipient of the William C. Berg Excellence in Agriculture scholarship.
The National Corn Growers Association and BASF awarded the scholarship to five college students pursuing degrees in an agriculture-related field, according to a media release.
Tamagno is a PhD student at Kansas State University studying agronomy. Once he completes his degree at K-State he wants to become an established scientist and collaborate with others toward creating global solutions to good security and crop production. “We are living in a time where massive amounts of data have become available for farmers and researchers,” Tamagno said. “It is a fascinating advancement that has allowed farmers to have more tools for easier decision-making that can lead to higher productivity.”