Agribusiness industry selects college scholarship recipients
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association has chosen the following five Kansas students to receive college scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year:
Ruth Bartel, Cimarron—studying agronomy at Kansas State University;
Michael Baumgartner, Sabetha—to study agronomy at Kansas State University;
Sadie Boline, Allen—to study ag communications and Ag Education at Kansas State University;
Samuel Knauss, Paola—studying agronomy at Kansas State University; and
Jessica Woofter, Chapman—studying agronomy at Kansas State University.
More than 35 applications were received and considered by an independent scholarship selection committee made up of association members.
Each year, KARA awards one $500 Jim Lee Memorial scholarship, one $1,500 Dr. David Whitney Agronomy scholarship and three $1,500 KARA scholarships.
KARA is a volunteer organization whose membership includes over 700 agribusiness firms that are primarily retail facilities that supply fertilizers, crop protection chemicals, seed, petroleum products and agronomic expertise to Kansas farmers. KARA’s membership base also includes ag-chemical and equipment manufacturing firms, distribution firms and various other businesses associated with the retail crop production industry.