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Jan 21, 2013

Owen receives CPA license


Krystal Owen received her CPA license in December.

Owen was a magna cum laude graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College with bachelor of arts degrees in accounting and business economics in 2003. She passed the certified public accountant exams in August, and went on to take online courses through Indian Hills Community College to complete the 150 credit hour requirement.

Owen has worked as an accountant for Surya Financial for more than five years. She resides in Fairfield with her husband David.


Monsanto Fund to help schools


ST. LOUIS — For the second consecutive year, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give Iowa farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities.

Now until April 15, farmers can nominate a local public school district to compete for a merit-based grant of up to $25,000. Administrators of nominated school districts may then submit grant applications through April 30. This year, the program expands to 26 new counties, for a total of 1,271 eligible counties across 39 states.

The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to society.  Following a successful pilot in Minnesota and Illinois, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education debuted nationally last year, awarding $2.3 million to school districts coast to coast.

“We believe engaging rural youth in their math and science studies lays the foundation for a bright future,” said Deborah Patterson, Monsanto Fund president. “This generation is the future of agriculture, and funding from the Grow Rural Education program helps ensure they are ready to be the next great leaders.”

Eligible farmers can nominate their favorite public school district by visiting www.GrowRuralEducation.com and following the “Nominate Now” link on the top, left-hand corner of the page. Farmers also can nominate a school district by calling 877-267-3332.


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