The Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture was formed in 1998 and since its inception, the foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide 1) scholarships and 2) grants which fund programs and projects designed to help improve agriculture and the quality of life in rural Kansas. The three areas of emphasis and action are:
A) Develop leaders who understand the importance of agriculture in making sure Kansas' rural communities remain strong and vital;
B) Educate Kansans (especially those who live in our cities and suburbs) about how agriculture plays such an important role in their daily lives; and
C) Provide scholarships for students who desire to pursue their life's work in agriculture.
The variety of financial supporters enables the foundation to provide scholarships and grants to further the mission of supporting and enhancing agriculture and the farm and ranch families of Kansas.
One (1) scholarship at Kansas State University – $500
A) Student or parents must be a Farm Bureau member in Kansas
B) Student must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University
C) Student must be majoring in agricultural economics
D) Student must be classified as a junior or senior at the university in the fall semester
Deadline: March 1
A gift was made by the Ahlerich family to the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture to establish this scholarship at Kansas State University. Its purpose is to honor the late Dewitt Ahlerich and provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and majoring in agricultural economics.