The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers committee recently awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior from each OKFB district and one $1,000 scholarship to a Collegiate Farm Bureau member.
Scholarships are awarded to students who plan to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field at an Oklahoma college or university and have a desire to contribute to agriculture and rural Oklahoma.
“Our Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is so proud of all the work this year’s scholarship winners have done to prepare themselves to be future leaders for agriculture,” said OKFB YF&R Chair Alisen Anderson. “Farm Bureau is always proud to support the next generation of agriculturalists and rural Oklahomans, and we are excited to see the impact these Farm Bureau members will make in the future.”
Ottawa County Farm Bureau member Taylor Fent is the recipient of the $1,000 Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarship. She is currently attending Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College studying animal science.
The nine high school scholarship recipients are:
- Brant Failes, Alfalfa County
- Richard Garrett Brame, Atoka County
- Bailey Boyd, Beaver County
- Rylee Glazier, Blaine County
- Kylee Dodd, Comanche County
- Mallory Sager, Garvin County
- Jana Stacy, Muskogee County
- Clarissa Smith, Okfuskee County
- Mason Tucker, Roger Mills County
The recipients have a variety of career ambitions and plan to study several different degree programs across the agriculture sector including agricultural business, agricultural communications, agricultural education and biology.
Selected students plan to study at higher-education institutions including Murray State College, Northeastern State University, Northern Oklahoma College, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University.