2015 News Releases

Valent Launches Second Annual Agriculture College Scholarship Contest

Winner(s) to receive $3,000 for telling their "why agriculture" story

September 1, 2015


WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Valent U.S.A. Corporation today announced the launch of its second annual scholarship contest, a program related to the organization’s commitment to creating advocacy and educational opportunities for future leaders in the agriculture business sector. The online contest is for those college students seeking degrees in agriculture-related fields and will recognize students for their passion and commitment to excelling in agricultural studies as shown through their contest video submissions.

The scholarship contest will kick off at the 2015 Farm Progress Show on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Students attending the show will have the opportunity to fill out a preliminary entry form to be completed later once they have finalized their video entries. Entrants must be college students seeking an agriculture-related degree from their institution. To enter, they must submit a two-minute video detailing their reasons for studying agriculture. Entrants are then asked to share their entry videos on their social media channels, and winners will be determined via online voting based on the number of "likes" each entrant receives.

"This contest aligns with our commitment to attract students interested in agriculture to agricultural-related studies because we know this group will be the leaders of tomorrow," said Julie Venierakis, sr. human resources director for Valent. "Given the importance of agriculture in feeding the world, we are looking forward to seeing these stories from across the country and learning more about the many reasons students are studying agriculture today."

Entries will be accepted through Sept. 18, and voting will continue through Sept. 25, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

To enter or learn more information about the scholarship contest, please visit valent.com/scholarship.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent U.S.A. Corporation, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that protect agricultural crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and also biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences Corporation.

For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.