The Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Donor Appreciation Breakfast met at Route B Diner in Boonville at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, May 4. It was a time to thank AFA donors and meet this year’s scholarship recipients.
Seth Braingarth, a 2003 Boonville High School graduate, was one of the recipients in 2003 and he spoke about his experience with the AFA program and all the help he received on his journey after high school. He said technology is advancing so fast that it’s hard to keep up on your own.
Johnna Wallingford works for AFA and shared information about the programs and kinds of help AFA offers besides scholarship funds such as leadership and technical support.
Three students received $3,200 for tuition and will be sponsored to the leadership conference. They were Sage Eichenburch, Austin Kollmeyer, and Megan Kammerich.
Eichenburch is graduating from Prairie Home High School and plans to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia. Kollmeyer is graduating from Pilot Grove High School and will be attending North West University in Maryville.
Kammerich was unable to attend the breakfast.
AFA partners with local communities to help identify, encourage, and support outstanding college men and women who are preparing for a career in agriculture. There are currently about 50 such partnerships in the US.