McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee Awards Scholarships
Agriculture Future of America announces Chase Sneath, a McPherson County high school student, has been selected to receive a one-year AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship. This scholarship is presented to high school graduates pursuing a four year degree in agriculture and related degree programs. Chase Sneath, a senior at Inman High School, plans to attend Kansas State University. In addition to the $3,200 academic scholarship, Chase will receive sponsorship to attend the AFA Leaders Conference November 3-6, 2016, in Kansas City, Missouri. This event is attended by over 650 top agriculture students from across the nation.
AFA partners with businesses and individual donors to provide scholarships and intern opportunities to students who are actively pursuing careers in an agriculture-related industry. It is through partnerships such as these that the needs of youth are met, intern opportunities are created, scholarship dollars are allotted, and leader skills are enhanced.
AFA, founded in the fall of 1996 by the late R. Crosby Kemper Jr., is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to enhancing the education and leader potential of rural youth in the Midwest region through community-based scholarships, AFA provides leader and career development training and internship assistance to college students across the country.
Additional academic scholarships were awarded and funded by area ag producers. Nathan James (Smoky Valley High) received $500 (DVT Farms in memory of Darrell & Lucille Thompson), Trapper Bellah (Smoky Valley High) received $200 (Charlie & Marcia Williams) and Janea McKinney (McPherson High School) received $500 (Johnnie & Elsie Dossett).