The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers committee recently awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and one $1,000 to a Collegiate Farm Bureau member.
Each recipient is pursuing a degree at an institution of higher learning with hopes to contribute to agriculture and rural Oklahoma.
“The YF&R scholarship program is an exciting way to invest in the newest generation of agriculturalists in our industry,” said Brittany Hukill, OKFB YF&R chair. “Our committee looks forward to seeing how each of these students uses this investment to grow in agriculture and represent our state well in their careers.”
Woods County Farm Bureau member Josey Myers received the Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarship. She is attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University where she is studying agricultural education.
The nine high school scholarships were awarded to:
- Michael Wakefield, Beaver County
- Haley Combs, Garfield County
- Blake Janssen, Grady County
- Bailee Black, Hughes County
- Autumn Bolen, McCurtain County
- Gage Watson, Murray County
- Brooke Costello, Rogers County
- Kara Kitch, Tulsa County
- McKenna Wedel, Washita County
The nine scholarship recipients, one from each OKFB district, have a wide variety of career aspirations and have chosen degrees across the agriculture industry including agricultural business, education, animal sciences, agricultural engineering and agricultural communications.
Students plan to study at higher-education institutions including Northern Oklahoma College, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma State University, Redlands Community College and Southwest Oklahoma State University.
Contact YF&R Coordinator Zac Swartz at (405) 523-2300 for more information about the program.