Wichita (PRWEB) December 18, 2013
Evan Woodbury of Quenemo, son of Howard and Elise Woodbury, was awarded the $2,500 Cattlemen’s Scholarship from GoBob Pipe & Steel and the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF). The scholarship was awarded at the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) annual convention, December 6, in Wichita. Woodbury was one of 14 students awarded a grand total of $16,000 in scholarships through KLF.
The West Franklin High School graduate assists with his family’s cattle operation and owns his own registered Angus cow-calf herd. He was very active in his local FFA chapter and 4-H club, serving as president of both organizations. Woodbury is a member of the National Junior Angus Association and Kansas Junior Angus Association. He served as District 2 director of the state organization. Woodbury is attending Kansas State University and majoring in agricultural education. He is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Block and Bridle, Agriculture Ambassadors and treasurer of the College of Agriculture Student Council.
Funding for the Cattlemen’s Scholarship is generated through the purchase of GoBob Pipe & Steel products by KLA members. The company donates a percentage of all member purchases to KLF. Additional funds for the scholarship were generated through the auction of two Haymonster Hay Feeders, donated by GoBob, at the 2013 KLA Convention. GoBob is a distributor of farming supplies, such as steel pipe and gates, corral and fence materials and heavy-duty equipment.
KLF was established in 1983 to operate solely and exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. For information about KLF’s scholarship offerings or to receive an application, contact the foundation at 6031 S.W. 37th St., Topeka, KS 66614 or email letty(at)kla(dot)org.
KLA is a trade organization protecting the business interests of independent ranchers and feeders. Members of the association are involved in all segments of the livestock industry, including cow-calf production, backgrounding, cattle feeding, swine, dairy and sheep. The association’s work is funded by the voluntary dues dollars paid by its 5,500 members.