Laramie--The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded nine college scholarships to the children of Farm Bureau members.

“Providing opportunities for our members’ children to receive a college education is what the Farm Bureau scholarship program is about,” Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston said.  “This year the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation will provide $5,500 in college scholarships to children of Farm Bureau members.  Additionally, most county Farm Bureaus also offer scholarships.”

The Livingston-King scholarship is valued at $1,500.  The scholarship is given in honor of former state presidents of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Herbert D. Livingston and H.J. King as well as Buddy and Norma Livingston, the parents of WyFB President Perry Livingston.  The scholarship was awarded to Brittany Hamilton, of Weston County.   Brittany is the daughter of Monte and Francie Hamilton.  She attends the University of Wyoming where she is pursuing a degree in agricultural communications.

The five Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation scholarships are $500 each.  The recipients are:  Lane Hageman, of Ft. Laramie, the son of Hugh and Lee Hageman; Jaynee Hanson, of Dayton, the daughter of Jeb Hanson and Lisa Hanson; Harley Klemola, of Saratoga, the daughter of Stacy Willford and John Klemola; Marie McClaren, of Kemmerer, the granddaughter of Marie and Truman Julian; and Ryan Schmeltzer, of Worland, the son of Chris and Lauree Schmeltzer.

The three continuing education scholarships are also $500 each.  The continuing education scholarship recipients must submit at least two years of college transcripts.

The recipients are:  Caitlin Harris, of Wheatland, the daughter of Clyde and Roxie Harris; Haley Schmeltzer, of Worland, the daughter of Chris and Lauree Schmeltzer; and Eilish Hanson, of Dayton, the daughter of Jeb Hanson and Lisa Hanson.

Scholarship applications are due March 1 each year and are available at local county Farm Bureau offices or at

“Congratulations to each of the recipients,” Livingston 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 primary goals of the organization are to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment.  Nine college scholarships are awarded to Farm Bureau members and their family members each year.  Visit

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