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State awards nearly $100,000 in ag scholarships

Program encourages young Montanans to pursue career in agriculture


Last updated 8/12/2020 at 7:57am

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Gov. Steve Bullock announced Friday that nearly $100,000 has been awarded to 12 applicants through the Montana Farmer Student Loan Assistance Program, which was created to encourage Montana’s college-educated youth to pursue a primary career in farming or ranching.

The program also seeks to reduce financial stress on farm and ranch operators and promote succession planning to preserve interest in the state’s agricultural future.

“With the average age of producers in Montana at nearly 60 years old, it’s critical we invest in young folks and ensure there’s a path to...

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