Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:32
Taylor Harms, a recent graduate of Marion High School, has been awarded the Marion County AFA Scholarship for 2012. She plans to attend Kansas State University to major in agriculture communications. This 13th scholarship represents a partnership between Cooperative Grain & Supply, Midland Farm Services, Central National Bank and Agriculture Future of America. Awarding the scholarship are (from left) Lyman Adams of CG&S, Mike Padgett of CNB and Doug Sharp of Midland. Scholarship applicants must have a grade-point average of at least 3.0, be willing to attend the AFA leadership conference in fall and pursue a four-year degree in agriculture. Applicants are interviewed and must submit an essay on their personal vision for agriculture. Based in Kansas City Mo., AFA works to enhance the education and leadership skill of rural youth in eight states, including Kansas.