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If you would like to help support agricultural education through Agriculture in the Classroom or scholarships, please send donations to:


Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation

1925 S Meridian Road

Rockford  IL  61102


“The support of the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation allowed me to choose a school based on the quality of program, not the cost. It guaranteed me a top-notch undergraduate education.  The scholarship also meant I could graduate from my undergrad and move on to accomplish my graduate school and career goals without the looming cloud of student debt repayment.” 


- Jessica Bubert of Roscoe, IL
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Are you a registered nurse in Illinois enrolled in a University Nurse Practitioner Program? If so, you may be eligible for a $4,000 scholarship towards educational expenses, in return for an agreement to practice primary care as a nurse practitioner in an approved rural community in Illinois for two years. For more information and an application, go to RIMSAP.com

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​​Ag scholarship honors John Deere dealer


Agriculture and golf were John Buck’s passions. So it was only fitting that after his death from cancer in 2001, that his family and friends would keep his legacy alive by offering educational scholarships in those fields. Buck was the founder of Buck Brothers, Inc. and J.W. Turf, both of Hampshire, dealers and distributors of John Deere farm equipment and golf course maintenance equipment, respectively.

Late in 2001, the family of John Buck established the John Buck Memorial Scholarship for agriculture students through the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation. An endowment to the Foundation, supplemented by an annual John Buck Memorial Open golf outing, provides funds for two $1,500 scholarships for higher education for agriculture students. Any student in Kane, DeKalb, McHenry, Boone, Lake, DuPage or Will County is eligible to apply. A similar scholarship program has been established by the family through the Midwest Golf Course Superintendent’s Association.

Michael Steimel of DeKalb was one of two John Buck Memorial Scholarship recipients in the spring of 2022. Steimel used the $1,500 award to study Plant and Soil Sciences at Oklahoma State University. Willem Vandermeij of Geneva was the second John Buck Memorial Scholarship recipient in the spring of 2022. Vandermeij used the $1,500 award to study Computer Engineering at Cedarville University.

Applications are now being accepted for the John Buck Memorial Scholarship for the 2023-24 school year. Applications are available through local county Farm Bureau offices, at AHW in Hampshire, or by contacting Steve Arnold, Executive Director of the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation, at 630-584-8660 or via the QR Code. Application deadline is February 15, 2023.


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WINNEBAGO-BOONE FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau® Foundation awarded eleven, $1,500 scholarships.  These scholarships are for students of Farm Bureau members that are enrolled in a college or university and are majoring in an agricultural field of study. 

 Lawrence & Hazel McColl Memorial Scholarship

  • Allyson Aves of Belvidere will be a freshman at Iowa State University majoring in Applied Ag Economics & Food Sciences.  Allyson is the daughter of Todd and Brenda Aves.
  • Tyler Lee of Durand will be a freshman at Lake Land College in the fall.  He will be majoring in Animal Science and Beef Production.  Tyler is the son of Scott and Casey Lee.


Gary Shedd Memorial Scholarship

  • Emma Richardson of Capron will be a junior at South Dakota State University in the fall.  She is majoring in Animal Science.  Emma is the daughter of Jamie and Cathy Richardson.


$1,500 Scholarship

  • Alena Asche of Pecatonica will be a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the fall.  She is majoring in Ag Business/Animal Science.  Alena is the daughter of Allen and Mary Asche.
  • Rebecca Baird of Durand will be a senior at Iowa State University in the fall.  She is majoring in Natural Resources Ecology and Management Forestry.  Rebecca is the daughter of David and Reita Baird.
  • Holly Black of Rockton will be a first-year student at U of I College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall.  Holly is the daughter of Mike & Ann Black.
  • Brady Dolan of Durand will be a sophomore at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the fall.  He will be majoring in ACE Markets and Management.  Brady is the son of Ben and Darcie Dolan.
  • Dellana Muck of Caledonia will be a freshman at Rock Valley College in the fall.  She will be majoring in Agronomy and Precision Agriculture.  Dellana is the daughter of Dale and Suzette Muck.
  • Morgan Richardson of Capron will be a freshman at Black Hawk College-East this fall.  She will be majoring in Animal Science/Pre-Vet Medicine.  Morgan is the daughter of James and Cathy Richardson.
  • Abby Stevens of Caledonia will be a senior at University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in the fall.  She will be majoring in Animal Science/Pre-Vet.  Abby is the daughter of Daryl and Karin Stevens.
  • Emma Walberg of Belvidere will be a freshman this fall at Judson University.  She will be majoring in Agriculture Business.  Emma is the daughter of Thomas and Pamela Walberg. 


 We want to congratulate each of the scholarship recipients and wish them the very best as they pursue their degrees.  The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation is proud to be able to assist these students with their college education.

Giving


The funds for the scholarship awards come from the generosity of our members and local agribusinesses.  If you would like to make a contribution to the Foundation for the purpose of providing scholarships, we would encourage you to do so.  (The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization; therefore, your donation is tax deductible with in IRS guidelines.) 

If you would be interested in donating to the Foundation, contact the Farm Bureau office at 815/962-0653 and we will be glad to assist you in the process.


Scholarships


PURPOSE:
To provide scholarships to college students who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or ag-related course of study.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Member, Spouse, or dependent of a member of the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau (minimum of one full year)
  • Must be a resident of Boone or Winnebago County, IL.
  • A high school graduate
  • Must be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at an accredited college, university, or community college.
  • Must exhibit potential for successful completion of study.


DUE DATE:
All applications must be returned or postmarked by February 1st.


Return completed applications to:


Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1925 S Meridian Road
Rockford IL 61102

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:


$1,500 Scholarship Application

​The objective of the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau® Foundation scholarship program is to provide scholarships to college students who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related course of study.  These scholarships are awarded on the basis of exceptional scholastic ability.   Applicants may have been recipients of a Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau® Foundation scholarship.  Applicants may receive a scholarship for a maximum of four years.

















Jayne and Ken Franseen Family Memorial Scholarship Application
The late Jayne and Ken Franseen were an involved dairy family in Northern Boone County.  The objective of the $1,000 Jayne and Ken Franseen Family Memorial Scholarship is to provide scholarships to North Boone High School graduates who are majoring in agriculture (e.g. plant science, animal science, agricultural mechanics, agricultural business, environmental services, food sciences, natural resources, ag teachers, etc.) or conservation science (e.g. animal welfare, communications and marketing, fundraising & development, countryside management, ecotourism, ecological consultant, environmental economist & ecosystems assessment,  environmental educator, mapping & GIC, marine conservation, policy & advocacy, program & project management, science & research, etc.) courses of study.  The Jayne and Ken Franseen Family Memorial Scholarship was established following the death of Jayne and Ken’s son, Dennis, in 2009.


Application Deadlines:

February 1