CCTA’s focus is education. We understand that the future of agriculture rests not only in our hands but in those of our young farmers and industry men and women. It gives CCTA great pleasure to award scholarships to deserving college students. These scholarships are paid for by donations and proceeds from the silent auction at our annual conference.

2019 CCTA Scholarship Winner
Scholarship winner - Collin Thompson

The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association is proud to name Collin Thompson of Eustis, Nebraska, as the recipient of the 2019 CCTA Scholarship.

Collin grew up on a small farm/ranch near Eustis, NE. From a very young age, he began helping his family on their farming and ranching operation, and still enjoys being involved in the agriculture industry today. In the future, Collin would like to work within his family’s business, and he believes it is important to use management practices that are going to be the best for the future of the industry, as well as producers. Eventually, Collin would like to expand his family’s operation while remaining involved in organizations such as the Nebraska Cattlemen and Nebraska Farm Bureau.

As a current student at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Collin is pursuing a major in Ag Economics. He is an active member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, UNL Crop Judging Team, Agronomy Club, and Collegiate Farm Bureau. In addition, he is involved with the Agriculture Futures of America, Cornhusker Food Connection, and Dawson County/Nebraska Cattlemen Association. Collin also serves in a leadership role for the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council, a group of college students who have a passion for educating others about the agriculture industry. Through this organization, Collin helps develop the schedule of speakers and topics for a 5 day summer program for high school juniors and seniors that focuses on agriculture and careers available in the industry. He also assists with other youth events, including urban youth farm tours, elementary school visits, State FFA Convention, and the Nebraska State Fair. Collin served as an agronomist intern with Land O’Lakes/Winfield United over the past summer.

The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association is honored to support Collin as he continues his educational career. He will receive a $1,000 scholarship funded by CCTA and donations from members.






Scholarship Application

> Scholarship Application

Deadline: December 1st
Mail to:Joni Mitchek
23929 County Road 16
Kit Carson, CO 80825