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4-H scholar spotlight: Jacob Sorensen

Meet Jacob Sorensen, a freshman at South Dakota State University, 4-H alum from Freeborn County and 2013 recipient of the Corn Capital Innovations Scholarship from the Minnesota 4-H Foundation.

Jacob is a very well-rounded young person, having been active in 4-H as both club and county Treasurer and President, in addition to his extensive work in the swine project area. Throughout his high school career, he was highly engaged in athletics, performing arts, religious activities and community service projects, all while maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Jacob, who grew up on a farm raising corn, soybeans, cattle and hogs, has broad interests, including business management, precision farming, marketing and engineering. He hopes that pursuing a degree in the Ag Systems Technology department at SDSU will help him hone his field of study and find the ideal career for his diverse agricultural passions.

"4-H has helped me become who I am today by broadening my interests and letting me put all my talents to work whether it is in the show ring with my cattle or pigs or in the shop building wood and metal projects. I have had a wonderful experience in 4-H and I am sure glad I have 1 more year."

Congratulations to Jacob Sorensen, our inaugural recipient of this annual scholarship award. We thank Corn Capital Innovations for the generous gift that established this award.

Erin Kelly-Collins
Alumni engagement coordinator
Minnesota 4-H Foundation
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