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2020 Scholarship Recipients

Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Now Available

The Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture scholarship application for high school seniors is now available. Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2021. One $5,000 platinum scholarship, four $2,500 supreme scholarships, and twenty-five $1,500 scholarships will be awarded.

Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of 4-H or FFA, and have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair. Eligible scholarship applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited Missouri community college or a four-year-college or university in the fall/spring semester immediately following graduation from high school. Applicants are not required to pursue a degree in agriculture, however, a five point bonus will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in agriculture during the selection process.

For more information regarding scholarships, please contact: Wayne Yokley at 573-690-8987 or Sharon Topliff at 573-353-0543

Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Application

2020 Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Recipients




Anderson Rogers, son of Mike & Shelly Rogers.Anderson is from Bethany and is a member of the South Harrison FFA Chapter and the Sky High 4-H Club.Anderson plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia and major in Agriculture Business.Anderson believes he can influence people’s lives for the better while advocating for the agriculture industry in his hometown.


Shelby Stille, daughter of Ned & Maria Stille.Shelby is from Bellflower and is a member of the Montgomery County R-II FFA Chapter and the Bellflower Boosters 4-H Club.Shelby plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia and major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine/Animal Science.Shelby wants to use her future career in veterinary medicine to give back to the organizations and community members who have helped her, and encourage young people to enter the field of agriculture.


Allena Allen, daughter of Jason & Sarah Allen.Allena is from Trenton and is a member of the Trenton FFA Chapter and the Busy Bees 4-H Club.

Clint Bailey, son of Ryan & Melissa Bailey.Clint is from Curryville and is a member of the Bowling Green FFA Chapter and the Peppy Circle 4-H Club.

Jenna Berendzen, daughter of Brad & Julie Berendzen.Jenna is from California and is a member of the California FFA Chapter and the Show Me 4-H Club.

Connor Brown, son of Matt & Heather Brown.Connor is from Lamar and is a member of the Lamar FFA Chapter and the Make-it-Happen 4-H Club.

Sydney Burkemper, daughter of Susan Hupper.Sydney is from Silex and is a member of the Silex FFA Chapter and the Fun-damentals 4-H Club.

Rachel Callison, daughter of Glenn & Kris Callison.Rachel is from Verona and is a member of the Verona FFA Chapter and the Mt. Comfort 4-H Club.

Morgan Crutsinger, daughter of Larry & Angela Crutsinger.Morgan is from Whitewater and is a member of the Delta FFA Chapter and the Delta 4-H Club.

Payge Dahmer, daughter of Cory & Amy Dahmer.Payge is from Nevada and is a member of the Nevada FFA Chapter and the Show-Me 4-H Club.

Brendon Engeman, son of John & Donna Engeman.Brendon is from Montrose and is a member of the Montrose FFA Chapter and the Montrose Busy Beavers 4-H Club.

Jarret Fuehring, son of Jeff & Michelle Fuehring.Jarret is from Sweet Springs and is a member of the Sweet Springs FFA Chapter and the Liberty 4-H Club.

Alexandra Houghton, daughter of Curtis & Misty Houghton.Alexandra is from Hamilton and is a member of the Hamilton FFA Chapter.

Hannah Junkans, daughter of Paul & Donna Junkans.Hannah is from Henley and is a member of the Eugene FFA Chapter.

Alexander Kleinsorge, son of David & Kristan Kleinsorge.Alexander is from Middletown and is a member of the Wellsville-Middletown FFA Chapter and the Middletown Meddlers 4-H Club.

Courtney Leape, daughter of Chris Leape.Courtney is from Camden Point and is a member of the North Platte FFA Chapter and the Lady Bugs and Beatles 4-H Club.

William Lee, son of Rusty & Teresa Lee.William is from Truxton and is a member of the Warrenton FFA Chapter and the Camp Branch 4-H Club.

Kaylee Lower, daughter of Dr. Brent and Amy Lower.Kaylee is from Humansville and is a member of the Weaubleau FFA Chapter and the Osage River 4-H Club.

Tate Malter, son of Justin & Rebecca Malter.Tate is from Marshall and is a member of the Malta Bend FFA Chapter and the Work-To-Win 4-H Club.

Montana Plattner, daughter of Randy & Anna Plattner.Montana is from Chillicothe and is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter.

Jeffrey Ragsdale, son of Jeff & Debbie Ragsdale.Jeffrey is from Holliday and is a member of the Paris FFA Chapter.

Ciara Raithel, daughter of Paul & Amanda Raithel.Ciara is from Mexico and is a member of the North Callaway FFA Chapter.

Megan Schneider, daughter of Jon & Cheryl Schneider.Megan is from Hermann and is a member of the Hermann FFA Chapter.

Cade Shepherd, son of Jay & Crystal Shepherd.Cade is from Mount Vernon and is a member of the Mount Vernon FFA Chapter and the Lawrence County Stockmen’s 4-H Club.

Zane Stone, son of Scott & Jeannette Stone.Zane is from Centralia and is a member of the Centralia FFA Chapter and the F&L Hustlers 4-H Club.

Lauren Wilson, daughter of James & Nicole Wilson.Lauren is from Anabel and is a member of the Macon FFA Chapter and the Macon Easy Riders 4-H Club.

Blake Wright, son of Larry & Jodi Wright.Blake is from Verona and is a member of the Monett FFA Chapter and the Lucky-11 4-H Club.

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