The Iowa Farm Bureau recognizes the importance of supporting today’s youth, who represent the next generation of community members and leaders in our state.

That’s why the Iowa Farm Bureau strongly supports youth education programs on the local and state level. Programs receiving awards include the Iowa 4-H Foundation and the Iowa FFA Foundation. The Iowa Farm Bureau also supports STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) youth education programs in the state.

In addition, the Iowa Farm Bureau recognizes Iowa youth for their academic and athletic achievements. Farm Bureau awards 54 scholarships of $1,000 each to Iowa students who attend accredited two-year or four-year colleges and universities. Recipients are eligible to re-apply for the scholarships for the following year, for an additional three years of their education.

The Iowa Farm Bureau Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with a number of statewide partners to fund programs that positively impact the health and safety of Iowans. The foundation helps keep qualified medical personnel in Iowa through its partnership with the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians. In 2017, the Iowa Farm Bureau Foundation will award four $2,500 scholarships to residents and students planning to practice medicine in Iowa communities with populations of fewer than 10,000.