Two groups of people were honored by the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) at Wednesday evening’s banquet. Long-time loyal KLA members were recognized, as were recipients of scholarships from the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF). These individuals represent a legacy of faithful support and the future of the organization.
Six were honored for 50 years of continuous membership. They were Maurice Erickson, Eureka; Jack Frick, Lakeland, FL; Don Kropf, Manhattan; Wiley McFarland, Cimarron; Kent Radcliff, Dexter; and Clinton Stalker, Jr., Satanta.
Another group was congratulated for reaching 60 years in 2015. They were Marcie Deets, Beloit; Stan Fansher, Garden City; D.C. Phillips, Wa Keeney; and John Netherland, Ottawa.
There were 19 students on stage for the KLF scholarship presentation. These individuals collectively earned $19,500 in scholarships from KLF. K-State students honored and their hometowns were Tanner Aherin, Phillipsburg; Rustin Ardery, Mullinville; Lindy Bilberry, Garden City; Cooper Clawson, Meade; Samantha Capoun, Alma; Kord Curran, Farlington; Chelsey Figge, Onaga; Gabryelle Gilliam, Washington; Matthew Hamon, Ozawkie; Dean Klahr, Holton; Kyler Langvardt, Chapman; Michael McKinney, McPherson; Ty Nienke, Lorraine; Nathan Peterson, Assaria; Justin Schmutz, Salina; Elizabeth Wilk, Osage City; and Spencer Yenni, Lindsborg. Students attending other colleges recognized for receiving KLF scholarships were Wyatt Durst, Morrowville, Hutchinson Community College; and Elizabeth Patrick, Tonganoxie, Highland Community College.
Another scholarship recipient honored was Kandace Griffin of Strong City. The K-State student earned a scholarship from the Kansas CattleWomen (KCW). Funds for the KCW scholarship are generated through the silent auction here at the convention.
Source: Kansas Livestock Association