Zach Barney of Tampa and Camryn Youngers from Dodge City each have been awarded a $1,500 Douglas A. Laue Memorial Scholarship through the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF). Barney is the son of Gene and Denise Barney and will be a junior at Kansas State University. Youngers is the daughter of Dawna and Kevin Youngers. She will be a junior at Fort Hays State University. Laue was a long-time member of the KLA Cattle Feeders Council and served as its chairman in 1991-92. The Glenn and Clyde Lindstrom $1,000 Scholarship was awarded by KLF to Bailey Roberts from Lindsborg. Roberts will begin her sophomore year at K-State in the fall. She is the daughter of Liz and Jeff Lahodny and Jeff Roberts. The Lindstrom brothers operated a farming and cattle business near Falun. Upon their deaths in 2007, a $50,000 endowment was created to assist students, sophomore level and above, attending a Kansas junior or senior college and pursing a degree in agriculture. Preference is given to those within USD 400.
Wesley Denton earned the first-ever Scott Johnson and Family $1,000 Scholarship through KLF. Denton is from Blue Rapids and will enter his freshman year at K-State this fall. He is the son of John and Angie Denton. This scholarship is designated for students at K-State majoring in animal science, agricultural communications and journalism, agribusiness or agricultural economics. It is given by the Johnson family in appreciation for the support of KLA and its staff throughout Scott’s health issues. Scott has been the director of information technology at KLA since 2015. Casen Steere of Alta Vista received the Fred H. Woodbury Memorial $500 Scholarship from KLF. He is the son of Greg and Charla Steere and will be a sophomore at K-State. This award is given in memory of Fred H. Woodbury, a long-time KLA member from Quenemo.
KLA members who would like to leave a similar legacy to assist future generations should contact Ryan Higbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.