Laramie-The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) awarded $5,500 in college scholarships to nine young Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members for the 2024-25 school year.

“Investing in the youth of our great state as they work to accomplish their academic goals is important to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation,” said Todd Fornstrom, WyFB President. “We are proud to honor these outstanding individuals with college scholarships to play a small part in helping them achieve their goals.”

The Livingston-King Scholarship, valued at $1,500, is given in honor of Herbert D. Livingston and H.J. King, former presidents of Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, as well as Buddy and Norma Livingston, the parents of former WyFB President Perry Livingston.

The 2024 Livingston-King Scholarship was awarded to Spencer Rabou, of Albin. Rabou will be pursuing a diesel mechanics certificate this fall at either WyoTech or Laramie County Community College. His parents are Ron and Julie Rabou.

The five Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships are $500 each. The 2024 recipients are:  

  • Rylee Hudson, of Gillette. Hudson will be a freshman at the University of Wyoming studying biology and animal science with a pre-veterinary track. Her parents are Jason and Brandi Hudson.
  • Cory Bruegger, of Lusk. Bruegger will be a freshman at the University of Wyoming studying plant production and protection. His parents are Travis and Lisa Bruegger.
  • Lauryn Vollman, of Douglas. Vollman will be a freshman at Casper College studying animal science. Her parents are Brady and Roni Vollman.
  • Mikayla Alexander, of Rock River. Alexander will be a freshman at Central Wyoming College studying agri-business. Her parents are Ryon and Heather Alexander.
  • Cashton Jones, of Farson. Jones will be a freshman at Casper College studying agri-business and meat science. His parents are Seth and Nicole Jones.

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation also awards three Continuing Education Scholarships of $500 each. Students receiving a Continuing Education Scholarship must be an entering college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student. The 2024 recipients are:

  • Jordan Anderson, University of Wyoming. Anderson will be a senior at the University of Wyoming (UW) studying agriculture communications. Anderson is a member of the Albany County Ranch & Farm Bureau Federation through the UW Collegiate Farm Bureau. Her parents are Dr. Donald and Angela Anderson of Pennsylvania.
  • Dane Catlin, University of Wyoming. Catlin will be a junior at the University of Wyoming studying kinesiology with the goal of becoming a neurosurgeon. His parents are Steve and Dana Catlin of Mountain View.
  • Maylee Potas, University of Wyoming. Potas will be a junior at the University of Wyoming pursuing a degree in kinesiology. Her goal is to attend medical school to pursue orthopedic surgery. Her parents are Mike and Molly Potas.

“Congratulations to each of the recipients,” Fornstrom concluded. “We wish them the best in their continued education endeavors.”

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization. The mission of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is to represent the voices of Wyoming farmers and ranchers through grassroots policy development while focusing on protecting private property rights, strengthening agriculture, and supporting farm and ranch families through advocacy, education, and leadership development.