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Montana Farm Bureau Foundation

Investing in the Future of Agriculture

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.

Supporting Education and Awarding Scholarships

Montana Farm Bureau Foundation provided more than $5,000 worth of agricultural education materials to classrooms and organizations throughout Montana. We gave out 5,000+ Food and Farm Facts, Ag Mags and pencils printed with farm facts. These materials provide students with accurate information about how agriculture feeds the world and cares for the environment. 

MFBFo supports youth education and leadership development by working with organizations such as Montana FFA Foundation, Montana 4-H and Montana Youth Agriculture Literacy.  Our Foundation provided over $10,000 in scholarships during 2020-2021, including the Future of Ag Honor Scholarship, the Collegiate Young Farmer and Ranchers Scholarship and the Bernard Greufe Honor Scholarship so that Montana youth can receive the training and education they need.  

Leadership Development

Our Foundation is in our 7th year of providing tuition scholarships for members of the REAL Montana program (Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership) and third year of supporting the MFBF ACE (Advocate, Communicate, Educate) program.   We also provide funding for leadership development workshops and speakers to benefit attendees at Montana Farm Bureau events. The Foundation annually provides $6,000 in program funding for Collegiate Young Farmer & Rancher organizations at Montana State University, University of Montana Western, Miles Community College and Dawson Community College.  This program support allows the Young Farmer and Rancher clubs to attend leadership development training events, conduct community support projects and network with other students who are working toward a career in agriculture.

Community Support 

Each year Montana Farm Bureau Foundation awards ten $1,000 mini grants funding community based programs such as an agricultural education program in central Montana, an agricultural science fair in western Montana, a bee drone mapping project in north-central Montana and more.  During the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Centennial Celebration we issued $100,000 in economic development grants to support business development in rural Montana. 

Click here to view or download our Annual Report       

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

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MFB Foundation Scholarships
Click here for the Montana Farm Bureau Scholarship Portal.
By creating an account in our Scholarship Portal you will be able to apply for this scholarship and view other Farm Bureau scholarships for which you may be eligible.                                    
Scholarships Offered                                        
Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Future of Agriculture Honor Scholarship - The $1,500 Future of Agriculture Honor Scholarship Application is administered by the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation through generous donations from Seed Source, Inc. of Toston, MT.  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students towards the completion of a degree in a field pertaining to agriculture. A special emphasis will be given to applicants who have shown ingenuity in agricultural production and advancement of small scale agriculture. 1) Applicants must be pursuing a major, minor or graduate degree in a field pertaining to agriculture from an accredited institute of higher education.  2) Students must be enrolled at that institution for the Fall 2021semester and achieved at least a sophomore level of education. This application is due on April 1, 2021.

Bernard Greufe Honor Scholarship - The $1,500 Bernard Greufe Honor Scholarship was established to assist Montana Farm Bureau members and children of members pursue a higher education. 1) Applicants must be pursuing a degree from an accredited institute of higher education. Award is not limited to students pursuing a degree or career in agriculture.  This application is due on April 1, 2021.

2021 Collegiate Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship - The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a current member of the Collegiate Chapter of Young Farmers and Ranchers at MSU Bozeman, UM Western, Miles Community College or Dawson Community College. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist Collegiate Young Farmer and Rancher members in pursuing a higher education. This application is due on April 1, 2021.
MFB Foundation - Available Grants

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation Mini-Grant - Montana Farm Bureau Foundation has established a program to provide grants up to $1,000.00 for use in educational forums or activities promoting agriculture.

  • Proposals will be judged on the project’s ability to address the following:
  • Enhances participants’ knowledge of agriculture and/or its contributions as an industry.
  • Analyzes current agriculture issues or problems.
  • Strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Scope of audience reached.

Click here for the Montana Farm Bureau Grant Lifecyle Manager Portal