Kumpf, 18, has always wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a farmer. After college graduation, he plans to return to the family farming operation to add additional business and technology experience. During high school Kumpf has worked on his family's farm as well as gaining experience at Box Butte County Seed and Specht Farms.
He was involved in FFA, serving as chapter vice president and participating in the state agronomy competition. Kumpf also played football and basketball, ran track, sang in the choir, participated in three-act and one-act plays, and was a member of student council, National Honor Society and much more.
"The scholarships is designed to encourage and assist those individuals who have a clear vision of returning to production agriculture after completing their higher education," according to Day.
Nebraska Farm Bureau Services, Inc. is the founding contributor for the Greater Horizon scholarship. Both scholarships will be awarded at the 2014 Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Grand Island, Neb., on Jan. 25, 2014.
The Greater Horizon Scholarship is awarded to a student or students ages 18 to 35 who are from a Nebraska Farm Bureau member-family and who plan to study an agriculture-related field full-time at a college or university. Recipients must plan to return to production agriculture.