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Minnesota State Fair, Livestock Breeders’ Association offer scholarships

Scholarship applications are due Aug. 2

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association and Christensen Farms are offering scholarships to rural Minnesota youth or those enrolled in an agriculture program in 2021-22

The Minnesota State Fair Scholarship, established in 1994, awards up to 20 scholarships of $1,000 each. The scholarships are funded by the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. In addition, Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the nation, funds an additional $1,000 scholarship named the Christensen Family Scholarship. These scholarships are available to rural youth or those enrolled in an agriculture program in 2021-22.

Scholarship applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and can be found at

mnstatefair.org/about-the-fair/awards-and-recognition/

The Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association, in conjunction with Minnesota 4-H and the 4-H Auction Committee, will award in excess of $60,000 in scholarships to 4-H’ers, furthering their education and working toward a post-secondary degree at an accredited college or university. To apply, applicants must have completed high school by 2021 or earlier and be attending college for the 2021-22 school year. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Aug.1 and can be found at mnpurpleribbonauction.org.

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