Chamber Impacts Future Ag Leaders with AFA Scholarship

Chamber Impacts Future Ag Leaders with AFA Scholarship

Rachel Harman, a senior at Inman High School, has been awarded the 2020 Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Scholarship for McPherson County. Rachel plans to attend Kansas State University and attain a 5-year masters’ degree in Medical Lab Science, a secondary degree in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Animal Science.

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee partners with Agriculture Future of America to support the AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship for McPherson County. In addition to individual and business donors, the McPherson Chamber Agriculture Committee raises funds for the scholarship with the annual Farm Forum and the Mac County Round Up 5K/1 Mile Run.

Since 2000 the McPherson Chamber Agriculture Committee has awarded 30 full leadership and academic scholarships and 12 leadership conference only scholarships. AFA’s partnerships have awarded more than $9 million in academic and leader development scholarships and have impacted 19,000 college leaders and young professionals since its inception in 1996.

Rachel Harman will receive a $3,200 AFA Academic Scholarship in addition to sponsoring her $1250 AFA Leaders Conference fee. This event in Kansas City, Missouri, is attended by over 800 top agriculture students from across the nation each year.

The McPherson Chamber Agriculture Committee continues to partner with AFA to build bridges for young leaders to foster engagement and innovation in food and agriculture. More information about AFA can be found at

We wish Rachel Harman the best of luck in pursuing her education goals in field of agriculture. Congratulations!