South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation awards $1,000 scholarship to Miranda Ristau of Warner, S.D.

Farm Forum

HURON, S.D.—Miranda Ristau of Warner, S.D., has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation’s fifth annual Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarship program.

Ristau was one of 25 recipients chosen from a large group of applicants to receive the scholarship to be used for her post-secondary education in South Dakota. The scholarship program is funded by Farmers Union Insurance agents from across the state through the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. The recipients were chosen based on a combination of academic record, activities and awards, financial need, and an essay relating to how they might, “Insure a Brighter Tomorrow,” in South Dakota.

“These young people are the future leaders of our state, and we’re investing in South Dakota’s future by helping these outstanding young people pursue their dreams,” said Wayne Bartscher, Regional Manager of Farmers Union Insurance. “This group of recipients is one of the most talented and impressive groups we’ve had, and they make me more confident than ever in the future of our state.”

Miranda Ristau is the daughter of Chad Ristau and Pam Breyl of Warner. Miranda plans to attend Northern State University and will major in Biology.

South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation supports programs and advances efforts that further economic prosperity and cultural vitality in rural South Dakota. For more information visit