J.W. Wells of Sedan received the GoBob Pipe and Steel Cattlemen’s $1,000 Scholarship through the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF). Wells is a sophomore at Kansas State University and is the son of John and Marlene Wells. The GoBob Pipe and Steel scholarship is awarded to a student entering their sophomore year or above at a Kansas community or senior college and pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field. Funding was generated through the purchase of GoBob products by KLA members, plus proceeds from the auction of a Hay Monster bale feeder at the KLA Convention. GoBob is a distributor of farming supplies, such as steel pipe and gates, corral and fencing materials and heavy-duty equipment. Two students were awarded Hampel Oil/Mobil Delvac $1,000 Scholarships through KLF. Grady Hammer from Wallace is a senior at Fort Hays State University (FHSU). He is the son of Lyle and Christy Hammer. Judd Nelson of Soldier is a junior at K-State and is the son of Jerry and Jo Ann Nelson.
These scholarships were made possible by a donation to KLF by Hampel Oil, a family-operated business with six locations in Kansas. They are offered to K-State or FHSU upperclassmen pursuing degrees in agronomy, agribusiness or ag economics, with a career goal of being actively engaged in a farming or feedyard operation.