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KFB’s Foundation for Agriculture awards $26,500 in scholarships
Kansas Farm Bureau
Kansas Farm Bureau

MANHATTAN — Each year Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Foundation for Agriculture awards scholarships to college students studying in fields that benefit agriculture and rural Kansas. Forty-five recipients were awarded $26,500 in scholarships for the 2024-25 school year.

Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.

“We’re investing in students today to ensure they become tomorrow’s leaders,” says KFB President and Foundation Chair Joe Newland.

Madeline Drake, Pratt County, was awarded $1,000 for the K-State Agricultural Communications and Journalism Scholarship.

Thaddeus Donley, Ellsworth County was awarded $500 from the Lester Crandall Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed fund.

Four $1,000 KFB Foundation scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled in Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture. Local student is Nicole Haase, Ellsworth County. 

Twenty-four recipients received $500 scholarships. These students are attending a Kansas college with a Kansas Farm Bureau Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter. Students must be a Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter member. Local recipient is  Allie Seltman from Rush County, attending Colby Community College.