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January 03, 2013
E.M. Tharp and World Ag Expo's "We Believe in Growing" Scholarship Deadline Approaching

World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the seventh year to provide the "We Believe in Growing" scholarship, created to support agricultural education. High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by Jan.18, 2013 to be considered. Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who attend a four-year university to major in an agricultural field. The scholarships will be disbursed over four years at $2,500 per year.

"We at EM Tharp, Inc. are proud to be a part of a scholarship program that gives back to agricultural students in our Valley communities," said Vester East, E.M. Tharp, Inc. "We strive to help bring the opportunities to our students so that they in turn can make an impact in our Valley."

To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit two letters of recommendation; one copy of their high school transcripts; ACT or SAT scores and be graduating from high school during the 2012-2013 school year.

"We're pleased to once again partner with E.M. Tharp to provide aspiring agricultural students with college scholarships," said Jerry Sinift, CEO, International Agri-Center. "Our goal is to support students in our area and encourage them to become leaders in agriculture."

Download applications at www.worldagexpo.com/-we-believe-in-growing-scholarship. Send completed applications to: International Agri-Center, "We Believe in Growing" Scholarship, 4500 South Laspina Street, Tulare, CA 93274.

The International Agri-Center is home to World Ag Expo, February 12-14, 2013 in Tulare, California. An estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries attend World Ag Expo each year. The Expo is the largest annual agricultural show of its kind with 1,400 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.

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