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KFB’s Foundation for Agriculture Awards $26,500 in Scholarships


By Kansas Farm Bureau


MANHATTAN, Kan. — 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-five recipients were awarded $26,500 in scholarships for the 2024-25 school year.

Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.

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

Karlie Albright, Jackson County, was awarded $1,000 for the Frank and Helen Bernasek Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.

Madeline Drake, Pratt County, was awarded $1,000 for the K-State Agricultural Communications and Journalism Scholarship.

Carissa Dalquest, Morris 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 agriculture.

Jonathan Temaat, Logan County, was awarded $500 for the DeWitt Ahlerich Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.

Thaddeus Donley, Ellsworth County, and Hannah Tomes, Sedgwick County, were each awarded $500 from the Lester Crandall Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed fund.

Lana Mayfield, Allen County, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Michael J. Berntsen Memorial Scholarship.

Eight students received $500 scholarships to Kansas technical colleges. They are Braden Bergsma, Sherman County; Cordell Brown, Wichita County; Cole Flory, Douglas County; Rylan Goossen, Gray County; Grant Hervey, Cowley County; Madison McGee, Cowley County; Cody Pierce, Lane County; and Edan White, Kearney County.

Four $1,000 KFB Foundation scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled in Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture. They are Nicole Haase, Ellsworth County; August Hulse, Ottawa County; Shelby Spreier, Harvey County; and Aidan Yoho, Woodson County.

Two $1,000 KFB Foundation scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled at Fort Hays State University. Recipients are Desiree Littlechild, Trego County; and Ethan McPherson, Riley County.

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

Allen Community College

Tylier Small, Johnson County
Cody Wille, Woodson County

Barton Community College

Lillian Krohlow, Riley County

Butler Community College

Jalyn Davis, Wabaunsee County
Cally Miller, Butler County

Colby Community College

Jenna Milford, Johnson County
Allie Seltman, Rush County

Fort Hays State University

Morgan Barba, Ellis County
Chloe Ecord, Franklin County
Rylan Hays, Phillips County
Gracie Karst, Ness County
Kiana Martin, Ellis County
Addison Sherer, Kiowa County
Luke Wiens, Marion County

Garden City Community College

Hayden Jellison, Gray County

Kansas State University

Patrick Biggs, Shawnee County
Ryleigh Carr, Riley County
Candace Fry, Ford County
Reece Geer, Clay County
Hayden Lott, Riley County
Olivia Rickel, Jackson County
Laine Schmalzried, Riley County

Pratt Community College

Kayle Wagner, Jewell County
Zack Zongker, Reno County


About Kansas Farm Bureau 

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) is a non-profit advocacy organization established in 1919. More than 100 years later, KFB stands up for its members through leadership development, agriculture education, legal defense, environmental advocacy, farm safety, risk management, rural development and international trade. As a grassroots organization, there is a county Farm Bureau in each of Kansas’ 105 counties. Kansas Farm Bureau, the state organization, is in Manhattan. Visit to learn more.