Deadline looms for agriculture scholarship

January 12, 2013

Feb. 1 is the deadline for high school seniors to apply for a Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship.

There will be 36 $1,000 scholarships and one supreme $2,500 scholarship awarded to qualified applicants pursuing higher education degrees in the field of agriculture.

The application form is available online at

youth-in-agriculture. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited Missouri college or university with the ambition to acquire a degree in agriculture.

Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of 4-H or FFA.

While the applicants must have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair, applicants cannot have sold livestock in any past Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions Auction.

The scholarships are funded through the Missouri State Fair Foundation and Youth in Agriculture sponsors and buyers of livestock sold during the annual Sale of Champions Auction.

For more information, call the Missouri State Fair at 800-422-3247 or email questions to