McPherson County Students Accept AFA Scholarships

McPherson County Students Accept AFA Scholarships

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Future of America announces two area high school students have been selected to receive one-year AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships. These scholarships are presented to high school graduates pursuing a four year degree in agriculture and related degree programs.

Congratulations Emily Smith, a senior at McPherson High School who plans to attend Kansas State University to study Food Science; and Taylor Dieball, a senior at Inman High School who plans to attend Butler Community College to study Animal Science – Pre Vet.

In addition to the $3,200 in academic scholarship, Smith and Dieball will attend the AFA Leaders Conference November 7-10, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri. This event is attended by over 800 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.

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