South Dakota Farm Bureau offering scholarships

South Dakota Farm Bureau
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The South Dakota Farm Bureau is offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students whose parents or guardians are current members of South Dakota Farm Bureau, and have been for at least two years.

Applicants can consider an agriculture-focused or community-focused scholarship, depending on their major and experience with agriculture. Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in a four-year program or those pursuing a two-year degree at a vocational school. Additionally, scholarships are not limited to high school seniors; students can apply at any point in their college level.

“South Dakota Farm Bureau has been a strong advocate for supporting youth education and building rural leaders,” said Krystil Smit, SDFB executive director, in a news release from the organization. “We are pleased to once again honor young people with financial awards to help make their educational goals a reality.”

The South Dakota Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Richard and Agnes Ekstrum of Kimball, S.D. Richard served as South Dakota Farm Bureau president from 1975 to 1995.

The deadline is March 15. The scholarship application can be found at