Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee selected nine Oklahoma high school seniors to receive $1,000 scholarships to pursue agricultural degrees.
Students receiving scholarships are: Megan Trantham, Boise City, District 1; Tucker Sawatzky, Weatherford, District 2; Madison Reasnor, Cashion, District 3; Samantha Howe, Sulphur, District 4; Bay Bolen, Idabel, District 5; Hallie Barnes, Hulbert, District 6; Lakan Light, Enid, District 7; Kase Donor, Konawa, District 8; and Colton Pratz, Stillwater, District 9.
The scholarships are given to one student from a Farm Bureau member family in each of the nine OKFB districts. Students receiving the scholarships must enroll as full-time students in an agricultural program at an Oklahoma college or university.
“We are proud to provide these scholarships to students who choose to study agriculture,”said Holly Carroll, OKFB YF&R coordinator. “Oklahoma agriculture needs young leaders with new visions for the future, and we hope these scholarships will help provide opportunities for these students to use their education to improve our industry.”
The YF&R scholarships are granted each year based upon applications. State YF&R committee members reviewed applications and selected the scholarship recipients.
The OKFB YF&R program develops leadership and knowledge in young Oklahoma agriculturalists ages 18-35. YF&R also sponsors several youth programs around the state to help the growth and development of young agricultural leaders.