Local youth receive FFA scholarships

Sabetha High School graduates receive FFA Scholarships from Lang Diesel, Inc. (LDI). Pictured (L-R) are Jerry Martin, LDI Topeka Store Manager; Wyatt Beyer, Kyle Grimm and Kevin Riffel, LDI Topeka Sales.

Lang Diesel Inc. awarded five $1,000 scholarships for the 2017-18 FFA scholarship year. As an approved national FFA scholarship sponsor and in cooperation with AGCO, LDI awarded scholarships to Kyle Grimm and Wyatt Beyer, both of Sabetha; Tess Wolney and Emma Wiliams, both of Hiawatha; and Devon Gaines of Peabody-Burns.

Grimm is attending Southeast Community College, majoring in agronomy and crop science. Beyer is attending Kansas State University, majoring in animal science.

Wolney is attending Kansas State University, majoring in pre-vet/vet medicine. Williams is attending Kansas State University, majoring in horticulture. Gains is attending Butler County Community College majoring in agricultural business management.

These scholarships mark the seventh year of the AGCO Dealer FFA Scholarship and Grant Program, which has provided over $2.6 million in scholarships and grants over that seven-year period. In 2018, nearly 50 dealers provided over 100 scholarships or grants to local FFA members and chapters. For more details on the scholarship program and the National FFA Organization, visit www.FFA.org/scholarships.

“We are very excited to participate in this outstanding scholarship program available through AGCO,” said Brent Lang, General Manager at LDI. “Agriculture is constantly changing and providing new opportunities. We believe our support of scholarships through FFA will strengthen the agricultural interests young people in our communities have developed through FFA and will definitely help them achieve their educational goals past high school.”

Scholarship recipients were selected from 8,825 applicants from across the country, selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experiences in agricultural education and future goals.


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