Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation awards college scholarships
LARAMIE — The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded $5,500 in college scholarships to young Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members.
“Education of any type is important to our members,” said Todd Fornstrom, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation president. “We are proud to honor these outstanding individuals with college scholarships to play a small part in helping them achieve their goals.”
The Livingston-King Scholarship, valued at $1,500, is given in honor of former presidents of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, Herbert D. Livingston and H.J. King, as well as Buddy and Norma Livingston, the parents of former WyFB President Perry Livingston.
The Livingston-King scholarship was awarded to Hailey Wehri, of Newcastle. Wehri will be a freshman at Casper College this fall studying Animal Science. Her parents are Rick and Ann Wehri.
The five Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships are $500 each. The recipients are: Lindsie Farver, of Saratoga, the daughter of Tabatha and Mike Farver; Elizabeth Lungren, of Ten Sleep, the daughter of Luke and Gabhnel Lungren; Taylor Reynolds, of Moorcroft, the daughter of Dustin and Heather Reynolds; Heather Hokanson, of Cheyenne, the daughter of Neil and Dianna Hokanson; and Stratton Kohr, of Gillette, the son of Marshall and Lynn Kohr.
The three Continuing Education Scholarships are awarded at $500 each. The Continuing Education Scholarship recipients must be an entering college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student. The recipients are: Sydney Bell, of Cheyenne, the daughter of Bryan and Pam Bell; Dalton Butler, of Hulett, the son of J.R. and Bobbi Butler; and Emily Keiter, of Burns, the daughter of Dave and Lisa Keiter.
Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship applications are due March 1 each year and are available at local county Farm Bureau offices or online at http://www.wyfb.org.
“Congratulations to each of the recipients,” Fornstrom concluded. “We wish them the best in their continued education endeavors.”
The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization. The primary goals of the organization are to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment. Visit http://www.wyfb.org.
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