Scholarships and Grants

Missouri Farm Bureau and its Foundation For Agriculture work to promote agricultural education and grow new generations of leaders. Many generous donors have contributed to scholarship and grant funds that MOFB assists in administering and distributing.

Agriculture in the Classroom Mini-Grant Program

$7,500 awarded annually

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation For Agriculture is offering competitive mini-grants of up to $500 for use in Missouri classroom programs K-12 that promote agricultural literacy. The budget section of the application provides space for detailing the amount needed and how it will be utilized. The 2021-22 application period will open soon.

Charles E. Kruse Scholarship

$1,000 awarded annually (Applications Due March 15, 2022)

The Charles E. Kruse Scholarship was established to honor this outstanding agricultural leader. Mr. Kruse, a 4th generation farmer from Stoddard County, served in leadership roles throughout his career including President of the Missouri Farm Bureau from 1992-2010. He also served as Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and Chief Executive Officer for the North American Equipment Dealers Association.

Recipients must be Missouri residents and they, their parent(s), or guardians must hold a current Missouri Farm Bureau membership. They also must be a high school senior enrolling in a 4-year college or university with a declared major in an agricultural field and enrolled in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.

2021 Charles E. Kruse Scholarship Winner

  • Sydney Stundebeck, Chariton County, attending the University of Missouri

C.R. Johnston Scholarship: University of Missouri-Columbia

More than $10,000 awarded annually

The C. R. Johnston Farm Bureau Scholarship in Animal Sciences, established in 1989, recognizes his contribution to Missouri Farm Bureau Federation and Missouri agriculture.

Recipients must be majoring in animal sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia and their parents must be members of Missouri Farm Bureau. In addition, recipients must have demonstrated academic achievement and have a record of leadership in agriculture.

Students wishing to apply should complete the University of Missouri Scholarship application form.
For more information contact the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

Missouri Farm Bureau Scholarship: University of Missouri-Columbia

$2,000 awarded annually

The Missouri Farm Bureau scholarship provides financial assistance to students from Missouri Farm Bureau families pursuing degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia. One $1,000 award will be made in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and one in Human Environmental Sciences.

Students wishing to apply should complete the University of Missouri Scholarship application form.
For more information contact the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

MOFB Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship

$6,000 awarded annually

The Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture provides $6,000 in scholarships to Missouri colleges and universities with active agricultural programs and Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapters.

Recipients must be pursuing a degree in agriculture and their parents must be members of Farm Bureau.

  • University of Central Missouri
  • College of the Ozarks
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Truman State University

Students can apply by contacting the Department of Agriculture at each school.

MOFB Ambassador Scholarship

$5,000 awarded annually

Application deadline: September 30, 2021

The Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassador program provides an opportunity for young leaders to represent agriculture and Farm Bureau for one year. One male and one female applicant will be selected each year at the Annual Meeting of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to each ambassador, $1250 at the beginning of the term and $1250 at the end of the term.

Applicants must be selected by their county Farm Bureau to participate in the state wide competition. They must be 17-22 years of age, and their family must be a Farm Bureau member one year prior to the September 30 deadline. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/ technical school. Students wishing to apply should contact their county Farm Bureau for additional information.

2020-21 Ambassadors

  • Chloe Momphard of Lincoln County
  • Ben Luebbering of Osage County

County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Many county Farm Bureau’s offer a scholarship program. Contact the county Farm Bureau in your area for more information.

Vocational Scholarship Program

$2,000 awarded annually (Applications Due March 31, 2022)

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture awards four $500 scholarships annually to students pursuing a degree or appropriate certification in fields related to and supportive of agriculture. This includes, but is not limited to: 1) Heavy Equipment Operations; 2) Electronics; 3) Welding; and 4) Diesel and Farm Machinery Repair.

2020 Vocational Scholarship Winners

  • Luke Holdmeyer, Franklin County
  • Lane Presson, Shelby County
  • Zane Stone, Audrain County
  • Cole Taylor, Harrison County

All applicants or their parents or guardians must hold an active Missouri Farm Bureau membership, must be enrolled as a full time student, must be enrolled for the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded, and must be pursuing an associate of applied science degree or certification in a trade related to agriculture as listed above.