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Press Release from the Missouri State Fair

The deadline is approaching for high school seniors interested in applying for a Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship.  Twenty-four $1,000 scholarships and one supreme $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to qualified applicants pursuing higher education degrees in the field of agriculture.  The application form is available online at www.mostatefair.comand must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2012.

“Scholarships will be awarded to youth who have participated at the annual Missouri State Fair,” said Wayne Yokley, Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Committee Chairman.

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 generosity of Youth in Agriculture sponsors and buyers of the livestock sold during the annual Sale of Champions, with a portion of each animal’s sale price allocated to the scholarship program. The list of supporters from 2011 can be viewed online at www.mostatefair.com/Youth-in-Agriculture.php.

For more information please call the Missouri State Fair at 1-800-422-FAIR (3247) or e-mail questions to [email protected]