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2017 Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association Scholarships are Announced

Cass County 4-H members awarded Minnesota Livestock Breeders scholarships for 2017
 

Brandi McAllister-$2000 Scholarship
Austin McAllister-$1000 Scholarship

Congratulations to Brandi and Austin for their hard work and dedication to their animal projects!

The Minnesota Livestock Breeder’s Association Scholarship is presented each year to 4-H and FFA youth who are active members and exhibitors during the year of application.  The participants are selected based on leadership experience and personal growth achievements.  Additionally the scholarships reward academic excellence and outstanding livestock production.

Committing to exceptional youth as an investment to further the agricultural industry, the MLBA is proudly awarding $65,000 in scholarships to 41 outstanding youth.  This year, 3 of the scholarships are $4000, 15 are $2,000 and 23 are $1000.  “The support from the greater livestock community is phenomenal and very appreciated,” says Steve Pooch MLBA Secretary.   Since the inception of the scholarship program there have been 307 scholarships given totaling $399,000. 

Funding for the sholarships comes from a combination of donations from livestock industry leaders and supporters, matched by MLBA purple ribbon auction proceeds.  Each year during the Minnesota 4-H State Fair purple ribbon auction is conducted selling the premiums of outstanding youth livestock exhibits with 78% of the funds going directly to the youth and the remaining invested in the scholarship fund and expenses related to the auction.
For a list of all Minnesota youth receiving scholarships visit 2017 MLBA Scholarships

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