Cody Kuester of West Point, and Kyle Kumpf of Hemingford, were named recipients of the 2013 Greater Horizon Scholarship, sponsored by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
"Both of these young men showcase strong leadership skills and a passion for agriculture, and we are excited to assist them with their continued education. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used at their selected university," says Cathy Day, Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture interim executive director.
Kuester will attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall to major in agronomy. The 2013 graduate of West Point High School is the son of Gary and Linda Kuester who are members of Cuming County Farm Bureau.
After completing college, Kuester, 18, plans to start a small cow/calf herd of his own while farming alongside his father. Throughout high school Kuester has worked on various farming operations to gain experience in crop scouting, sales and marketing and livestock production. He hopes to gain additional marketing and technology experience while pursuing his education.
Kumpf is a 2013 graduate of Hemingford High School and will attend the University of Wyoming to major in agribusiness this fall. He is the son of Box Butte County Farm Bureau members, Tim and Deb Kumpf.