The Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to four local students who are planning on future careers in agriculture.
The recipients are: Sarah Kramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kramer of Farina; Marty Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Johnson of Shobonier; Blake Bauer, son of John Bauer of Bingham; and Justin Rubin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Rubin of Shobonier.
“Since 1996, the Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded college scholarships to members or their dependents desiring to further their education,” said Board President Ken Cripe. "The importance of education today is immeasurable, and the Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation and the board of directors are very happy to be able to continue the scholarship program for our members."
The Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation was started in 1993, and it gave its first scholarships in the spring of 1994. That year, three scholarships were awarded to students who were going to college for an agriculture-related degree. Since that first year, the foundation has awarded 65 scholarships worth a total of $50,500.
The Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation awards scholarships annually to area college-bound students majoring in agriculture-related field of study. They also provide funding for the Summer Agricultural Institute, local FFA chapters, agriculture education for area teachers and the Fayette County Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom project.