The Brandt Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Lincoln Land Community College Foundation to support the LLCC agriculture program through an endowed scholarship fund.
Initially, two new Brandt Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to LLCC students pursuing an associate in applied science degree in precision agronomy/fertilizer or a certificate in fertilizer.
LLCC’s precision agronomy and fertilizer programs prepare students to use technology including GPS, robotics and drones to forecast, monitor, map and improve yields to help farmers maximize profits.
“Brandt has been a longstanding and highly valued partner in the success of LLCC’s nationally award-winning agriculture program,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC, at the check presentation ceremony held June 29 at BRANDT headquarters in Springfield. “This incredibly generous gift is the latest evidence of The BRANDT Foundation’s commitment to our ag students’ success. Brandt continues to work hand-in-hand with us as we grow our agriculture program and prepare students for exciting careers in the high-tech future of agriculture.”
Evelyn Brandt Thomas symbolically presented a $100,000 check to Dr. Warren at Brandt’s headquarters in Springfield. The Foundation’s actual commitment will be paid to the LLCC Foundation over five years.