SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 19, 2013) – The Illinois Beef Association (IBA) selected Lee Rincker, Shelbyville, Ill., as the 2013 Maralee Johnson scholarship recipient. Rincker studies agriculture education as a graduate student at California State University Chico and assists with the livestock judging team.
A 2010 graduate of Lake Land College and 2012 graduate of University of Illinois, Rincker was a competitive livestock judge and the high individual at the National Western Stock Show in 2011. This young Angus producer holds his State and American FFA degrees, was involved in 4-H and junior beef breed associations, and was a member of several leadership organizations in college.
Lee is the son of Irl and Anne Rincker and plans to be a college professor in agriculture upon graduation from graduate school.
“I believe that in order for progression to occur you must always continue to strive to the best of your ability and never stop learning, even after you have exited the classroom. I recognize that immense value that agriculture education has within our society and I would love to further promote it as an agriculture professor.”