Kohn and Amy Rakestraw Scholarship

John Rakestraw is CEO of Agra Holdings, a company engaged in cattle feedlot consulting and the sales and manufacturing of feedlot nutritional supplements. Amy is a stay-at-home mom and is involved in several volunteer activities. John had a 25-year career with the ContiGroup. He grew up in Guntown, Miss., graduating from Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in animal science and a Master's degree from Oklahoma State University. Amy grew up in Covington, Tenn., and Hattiesburg, Miss. and is a registered nurse. In 2003, John served as Chairman of the National FFA Foundation Sponsor Eligibility: -Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agriculture with a preference in animal nutrition, animal science or farm/livestock or ranch management-Must be a resident of Colorado or Mississippi -Must exhibit strong leadership skills, have participated in community service and be involved in beef cattle.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $1,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes