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-two recipients received $25,000 in scholarships for the 2020-21 school year.


Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded more than $325,000 in scholarships.


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


Max Harman, McPherson County, was awarded $1,000 for the Frank and Helen Bernasek Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.


Allison Smith, Johnson County, received $1,000 for the K-State Agricultural Communications and Journalism Scholarship.


Colt Sutterby, Bourbon County, is the winner of the $500 Godfrey and Emma Bahr Miller Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund for students attending a college in Kansas and majoring in a subject related to agronomy and conservation.


Kinsey Griffith, Trego County, was awarded $500 for the DeWitt Ahlerich Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.


Eight students received scholarships to Kansas technical colleges. They are Sydnee Beal, Harper County; Lane Berkenmeier, Wabaunsee County; Kyle Frederking, Lincoln County; Gage Harding, Neosho County; Joel Kennedy, Jackson County; Andrea Price, Butler County; Daniel Romero, Wichita; and Devin Simmonds, Doniphan County.


Four $1,000 KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled in Kansas State University’s college of agriculture and majoring in a subject related to agriculture. They are Grant Fincham, Marshall County; Emily Glenn, Finney County; John Kennedy, Jackson County; and Amber Oerly, Cooper County, Missouri.


Two $1,000 KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled at Fort Hays State University. Recipients are Sathena Scarborough, Howard County, Nebraska; and Camryn Youngers, Ford County.


Twenty-four recipients received $500 scholarships. These students are attending a Kansas college with a Kansas Farm Bureau Collegiate chapter. Students must be a Farm Bureau Collegiate member.


Recipients include:


Allen Community College


Lindsey Whitten, Doniphan County


Amanda Wray, Franklin County


Barton Community College


Dawn Ledeboer, Wabaunsee County


Butler Community College


Chad Hibdon, Franklin County


Shelby Varner, Butler County


Colby Community College


Hannah Eslinger, Sherman County


Shyanne Jones, Labette County


Fort Hays State University


Geordan Hayden, Ellis County


Bryce Maneth, Barton County


Patrick Zamrzla, Ellsworth County


Highland Community College


Justin Wenger, Nemaha County


Hutchinson Community College


Ellie Schwertfeger, Reno County


Kansas State University


Brandon Carp, Sedgwick County


Kayley Geesling, Reno County


Ciara Hodgkinson, Pratt County


Cale McCabe, Reno County


Haley O’Neal, Bourbon County


Sara Schlickau, Reno County


Zoe Schultz, Gove County


Isaac Wingert, Franklin County


Seth Yenni, McPherson County


Pratt Community College


Caleb Hinck, Wabaunsee County


Jaden Smith, Norton County


Seward County Community College


Emma McClure, Stevens County