Missouri State Fair “Youth in Agriculture” Scholarship Application Now Available

Applications for a Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship are now available online at www.mostatefair.com for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2011. Applications submitted to the Missouri State Fair must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2011.

“We are happy to award scholarships to youth who have participated at the Fair,” said Wayne Yokley, Youth in Agriculture Committee chairman. “With the support of companies and individuals whose contributions make these scholarships possible, the Youth in Agriculture committee is offering thirty $1,000 scholarships and one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics.”

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be a high school senior and an active 4-H or FFA member, have participated in the Missouri State Fair as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor, enroll in an accredited Missouri college or university with a major in agriculture and have not sold livestock in any past Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions.

The Missouri State Fair scholarships are funded through the generosity of Youth in Agriculture sponsors and buyers of the livestock sold during the annual Sale of Champions with a percent of each animal’s sale price earmarked for scholarships.

For more information please call the Missouri State Fair at 1-800-422-FAIR (3247) or e-mail questions to mostatefair@mda.mo.gov

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