Wyoming Farm Bureau offers scholarships 2-22-10
Children of Farm Bureau members are encouraged to apply for one of 9 college scholarships offered by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation. The applications are available at county Farm Bureau offices, on the web at wwwWYFB.org or by calling (800) 442-8325 ext. 719.
“We encourage all Farm Bureau members with children headed to or at college to have their children apply,” Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston said. “We are proud to provide $5,500 statewide in scholarships each year for the children of our members because they are our future in the agriculture industry.”
The Livingston-King scholarship is valued at $1,000. It is a memorial for former Wyoming Farm Bureau Presidents H.D. Livingston and H.J. King as well as Norma Livingston, mother of WyFB President Perry Livingston.
The five Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation scholarships are $500 each. The three “Continuing Education” scholarships are also $500 each. The continuing education scholarship applicants must submit at least two semesters of college transcripts.
The state application deadline is March 1, 2010. The scholarships are available to the children of Farm Bureau members who enroll or are already enrolled in a Wyoming junior college or the University of Wyoming. Applicants need only complete one application form to be considered for the scholarships.
“Please also check with your county Farm Bureau because most offer some type of a scholarship as well,” Livingston concluded. “Assisting with continuing education for the youth in agriculture is important to our organization and our industry as a whole.”
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From June through September, John Etchart spends most of the day driving a tractor through hayfields below the mountains near Meeker in northwestern Colorado.