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Posted on October 18th, 2010

The mission of the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation (MFBFo) is to support Montana agriculture through education, research, and community support, with a special emphasis for the development of our youth.

How does the MFB Foundation carry out its mission? Assisting in Education: Whether it’s funding an adult agricultural education program or providing materials to urban students, we realize that our support is fundamental in providing future leaders with the knowledge and skills they need in order to be effective. Encouraging Research: Recent improvements in technology have made agriculture both more efficient and more productive. In order to ensure and continue this current progression and to give Montana’s producers the most up-do-date information, we work closely with similarly-interested groups such as the College of Agriculture at MSU-Bozeman. Supporting Montana’s Rural Communities: Agriculture reaches every corner of the state and is the main artery of rural Montana. In giving youth the opportunity for leadership and offering educational programs, we work to broaden the impact of Montana agriculture.

With continued support, the MFB Foundation is able to offer yearly programs in an effort to promote youth education in agriculture, including: the annual Youth Speech Contest in November, Mini Grants throughout the year, the Bernard Greufe Honorary Scholarship, the Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Scholarship to the American Farm Bureau Federation national YF&R leadership conference in February. Many other programs and funding opportunities support groups such as Agriculture in Montana Schools, Montana 4-H, Montana FFA and the Montana State University College of Agriculture.

MFBFo is a qualified charity under IRS tax code 501 (c) (3) making all donations tax deductible for our supporters.

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Application TitleYearFile Type
MFB Foundation Mini Grant Application2015PDF
2015 MFB Foundation YF&R Leadership Conference Scholarship Application2015PDF
2015 Bernard Greufe Scholarship Application2015PDF
Women's Leadership Committee Scholarship2015PDF
2014 Youth Speech Contest Application2014PDF

For more information on ways you can “Invest in the Future of Agriculture” by supporting the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation, please call the state office at 1-800-823-2676 or email Scott Kulbeck at

Rosebud-Treasure County Farm Bureau member receives Dodge Division FFA, Farm Bureau scholarship

Posted on May 15th, 2008

Alison Baue of Hysham has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship by Dodge division and Lithia Dodge of Billings. Baue is the daughter of Rosebud/Treasure County Farm Bureau members J. Allen and Ruth Baue.

A student at Hysham High School and member of the Hysham High School FFA Chapter, Baue plans to attend Montana State University.

Baue is one of 50 scholarship recipients from across the United States. The scholarships are awarded on behalf of Dodge dealers to FFA members who are planning to attend college and also are from Farm Bureau families. The Dodge Division 2008 FFA Scholarships for Farm Bureau Families, which is in its ninth year, recognize FFA members for their supervised agricultural experience programs (SAEs), academic achievements and other school and community accomplishments. Dodge Division and DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund sponsor the scholarships as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Dodge has supported FFA for more than 50 years and is also the lead sponsor of the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitive events. FFA and Farm Bureau are both dedicated to encouraging young adults to enter agricultural-related careers.

The American Farm Bureau Federation is the nation’s largest general farm organization representing more than 6.2 million member families in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Farm Bureau’s mission is to implement policies that are developed by members and provide programs that will improve the financial well-being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers. For more information on Farm Bureau, visit

FFA is a national youth organization of 500,823 student members preparing for leadership careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with more than 7,358 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information on FFA.

Kalispell student awarded FFA-AFBF Scholarship

Posted on June 4th, 2010

Trista Wise, a graduate of Flathead High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for agricultural studies from the National FFA Organization in conjunction with the American Farm Bureau Federation and Ram Trucks, a division of Chrysler Group LLC. Trista will attend Northwest College in Powell, Wy., where she planning to study range management.

Trista’s family raises horses and alfalfa/grass hay, along with a few cows. She has been involved in FFA for four years, and is very appreciative of agriculture. Her family is long-time Northwest County Farm Bureau members.

“I believe agriculture is not just the backbone of Montana, but the backbone of the United States,” Trista said. “Agriculture has been a long tradition in my family, and through FFA, I’ve become very fond of it.”

Ram Trucks provided funding for 50 scholarships with the stipulation that winning FFA students had to be from a Farm Bureau family. Selection of winners also was based on the applicant’s academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural experience in an agricultural education program and the student’s future goals.

“It’s rewarding to see young people like Trista, who are dedicated their academic and social activities to agriculture. It shows there is a bright future for agriculture,” noted Peter Taylor, MFBF Young Farmer and Rancher chair. “It’s great to have someone from Montana, out of more than 8,000 applicants, receiving this scholarship.”

Ram Trucks sponsors the scholarships as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Scholarships are presented to the winning students by Ram Trucks dealers on behalf of the company.

The National FFA Scholarship Program was funded by 132 sponsors, providing 1,589 individual scholarships (up from 16 scholarships in 1984) worth more than $1.9 million.