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Nine Minnesota Seniors Selected for the James W. Tracy Scholarship

May 02 2016

The Minnesota FFA Foundation announced at the 87th Minnesota FFA Convention the names of the nine Minnesota high school seniors who will receive the James W. Tracy scholarship. The scholarship is available to Minnesota high school seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school and pursuing a degree in Agriculture.  The scholarship is scored on leadership, involvement, agriculture interest and financial need.


The scholarship is possible due to the generosity of James W. Tracy, a farmer from Dennison, Minnesota who lost his battle with illness in 2014. Jim had a deep love for the land, farming and the desire to support youth which lead him to donate his farm to the Minnesota FFA Foundation. Generations of high school seniors interested in studying agriculture will benefit from this donation through the James W. Tracy Scholarship.


Scholarship recipients and the high school they attend are listed below:


·       Harley Braun, Sleepy Eye

·       Carson Bryan, Red Wing

·       Ryan Donkers, Faribault

·       Erin Gudknecht, Kenyon-Wanamingo

·       Kayla Kutzke, Atwater Cosmos Grove City

·       Eric Otte, Randolph

·       Juliana Pederson, Westbrook Walnut Grove

·       Donavan Phoenix, Hayfield

·       Marci Ricklick, Lakeville South


The scholarship guidelines and application for school year 2017-2018 will be available November 15, 2016.at www.mnffafoundation.org.


The Minnesota FFA Foundation partners with individuals and businesses to provide resources that promote and enhance premier leadership, personal growth and career success for Minnesota youth in Agricultural Education. For more information about the Minnesota FFA Foundation, contact executive director Val Aarsvold at 507-534-0188 or visit us on the web at www.mnffafoundation.org.