Bechen receives South Dakota Farm Bureau Scholarship

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is pleased to announce six winners of the 2018 SDFB Scholarship.

Each winner is awarded a scholarship of $1,100. Recipients include high school seniors and college students whose parents or guardians are current members of South Dakota Farm Bureau, and have been for at least two years.

Jarid Bechen of Letcher, who is attending South Dakota State University and majoring in Ag Business, was one of the six recipients of the scholarship.

Othe recipients were Bridger Gordon of Whitewood, Jessica Ryan of Belle Fourche, Anthony Sippel of Groton, Hanna Surat of Kimball, and David Weidler of Howard. 

“South Dakota Farm Bureau congratulates each of these outstanding individuals and we take pride in supporting their educational and career pursuits through a scholarship award,” said Krystil Smit, SDFB executive director.

The South Dakota Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Richard and Agnes Ekstrum of Kimball. Richard served as South Dakota Farm Bureau’s president from 1975-1995.

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