Indiana Farm Bureau announces scholarship winners

Indiana Farm Bureau



For more information, contact: Ashley Beasley, 317-692-7830

Mindy Reef, 317-692-7822,

 May 11, 2016

Indiana Farm Bureau and the Farm Bureau Foundation awarded 13 scholarships to high school and college students recently.

“Pursuing higher education requires dedication and resources,” said Ashley Beasley, women’s program coordinator at INFB. “These students showed their dedication and passion for agriculture on their applications. We’re happy to provide some of the resources to help them further their education and pursue their goals.”

Emily Dougherty, Johnson County, received the Marion Stackhouse Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is named after the former INFB president of the same name, who served from 1976 to 1987. Marion Stackhouse Scholarship winners must be INFB members pursuing studies in an agricultural area.

Two $1,000 scholarships are offered to members of the state’s two collegiate Farm Bureau chapters at Purdue University and Vincennes University. Purdue students Morgan Ritzi, Dearborn County, and Jacob Taylor, Clinton County, received the collegiate Farm Bureau scholarships.

Ten students, one per INFB district, received $500 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships. Students are listed with the school they currently attend and their home county.

District 1: Luke T. Kepler, Ivy Tech Community College, Marshall County

District 2: Jenna Niemeyer, Heritage Jr./Sr. High, Allen County

District 3: Jacob Taylor, Purdue University, Clinton County

District 4: Cody E. Colbert, Tri-Central, Tipton County

District 5: Noah R. Poynter, North Putnam High School, Putnam County

District 6: Parker Mohr, Greenfield-Central High School, Hancock County

District 7: Megan Hawkins, Shoals Jr./Sr. High School, Martin County

District 8: Emily Dougherty, Whiteland Community High School, Johnson County

District 9: Travis Koester, North Posey High School, Posey County

District 10: Morgan Ritzi, Purdue University, Dearborn County

Many county Farm Bureaus offer scholarships as well. To learn more, visit and look under the Who We Are menu.


About Indiana Farm Bureau

Since 1919, Indiana Farm Bureau has protected the livelihood, land, equipment, animals and crops of Hoosier farmers. We are the state’s largest general farm organization and a farmer’s strongest advocate. INFB works diligently to ensure a farmer’s very right to farm, because agriculture is so vital to Indiana’s economy. Learn more at