LINCOLN – Ten total scholarships were awarded from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation. Two scholarships were earned by Northeast Nebraska youths. Bailee Daughterty of O’Neil and Hailey Walmsley of Norfolk earned the $1,500 scholarship. These scholarships were given to students enrolled in the Agricultural Education Teaching Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
Executive Director of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, Megahn Schafer, said the awards were allocated to students that showed a passion for agriculture. She noted these students will help their classrooms and FFA programs become successful.
Students will receive their $1,500 scholarship during their student teaching semester at the university.
Matt Kreifels, associate professor of practice in agricultural education at UNL, mentioned that demand is high for teachers in agriculture across Nebraska’s high schools. These teachers will attract other young professionals into Nebraska’s largest industry, according to Kreifels. He noted that UNL has seen an increase in the number of students entering ag education in the last five years.
The ten recipients of the scholarships are Megahn Christensen, Lincoln; Bailee Daugherty, O’Neill; Kacie Hahn, Johnson; Hannah Lowe, Murray; Dasie Nichols, Miller; Krystin Oborny, Garland; Caleb tenBensel, Cambridge; Shelby Wachter, Blair; Hailey Walmsley, Norfolk; Sage Williams, Eddyville.
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation’s mission is to engage youth, educators, and the general public in the importance of agriculture and they are nonprofit. For more information regarding the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, go to www.nefbfoundation.org.