The Kansas Livestock Foundation has awarded nine $1,000 “Youth in Agriculture” (YIA) scholarships to students from across the state for the next school year. Funded by the club calf sale held during the Kansas Junior Livestock Show, these scholarships are presented each year to students entering or returning to a Kansas junior or senior college and pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field. The following five recipients will be attending Kansas State University in the fall.
     Lindy Bilberry is the daughter of Larry and Ann Bilberry from Garden City. She will be a junior in agribusiness. Kord Curran, son of Joseph and Kim Curran from Farlington, will be a freshman majoring in agribusiness. Chelsey Figge is the daughter of Keith and Beverly Figge from Onaga. She will be a junior majoring in agricultural education. Gabryelle Gilliam, the daughter of Jerry and Cristi Gilliam of Washington, will be a freshman majoring in agricultural communications. Matthew Hamon from Ozawkie will be a freshman majoring in agricultural economics. He is the son of John and Lisa Hamon.   
     The other four recipients of YIA scholarships will be highlighted in next week’s KLA newsletter.

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