Committed to the Future of Animal Nutrition
The Feed Energy “Excellence In Ag” Scholarship
Congratulations to Jon De Jong and Hyatt Frobose, this year’s winners of Feed Energy’s "Excellence In Ag" scholarships. These students received $2,500 each based on their essays about what changes animal agriculture can make to gain public and consumer support and confidence.
Jon De Jong
Raised on a small swine operation in Iowa, Jon De Jong is currently working toward his doctorate in swine nutrition at Kansas State University, where his research has been focused on feed processing technologies to improve nursery and finishing pig growth performance. He serves as the undergraduate research coordinator within the Kansas State Swine Nutrition Team and is also an advisory member and consulting nutritionist for XP Trading Company, a small agricultural ministry in Laos. He will graduate in December 2015 and hopes to utilize his degree as a nutritionist for a large production company in the upper Midwest.
Hyatt Frobose is currently a doctoral candidate in swine management and nutrition at Kansas State University, where he also serves as coach of the collegiate livestock judging and meat animal evaluation teams. Hyatt's research focus is multifaceted, with prior emphasis on feed withdrawal before slaughter, immunocastration and mycotoxin effects on swine. His Ph.D. focus is stimulating estrus in sows during late lactation. Hyatt is also involved in agricultural advocacy efforts through social media and as a founding member of the Food For Thought student organization. Hyatt grew up on, and remains involved in, the family's diversified livestock and cropping operation in Pemberville, Ohio.
The “Excellence In Ag” Scholarship enrollment period is closed. Watch for information about the next scholarship application period in February 2016.