Harristown, Ill. – Two students have been chosen as the 2023 Jenner Ag Furthering Ag Education Scholarship recipients and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Reagan Koester of Indiana will be attending Purdue University and plans to pursue a degree in Ag Business with a concentration in Finance and Pre-Law. Koester has served as president of the student council, FFA, Business Professionals of America, 4-H Junior Leaders, 4-H Club, and National Honor Society. She has founded three charities impacting local food security, foster children relocation, and foster teenagers’ self-esteem. Koester collaborated with Purdue’s Agricultural Economics Department and the U.S. Secretary of Ag Trade and Foreign Affairs. Her background growing up on a robotic dairy and grain farm inspired her to pursue a career in agriculture.

Libby Larkin of Illinois attends Hawkeye Community College, pursuing an Agriculture Business and Precision Agriculture Technology degree. Larkin has a long-standing love for the agriculture industry and grew up on a family farm, where she developed a love for small engines, corn, and tractor safety. Her passion continued throughout high school, where she channeled that into teaching during Ag in the Classroom. She has won multiple leadership awards and participated in various clubs and organizations including FFA and 4-H. After learning how many children face hunger and food insecurity in her community, Larkin worked hard at the age of 13 to host meal packaging events to ensure kids in her community had nutritious meals. She plans to utilize her experiences to help those suffering from food insecurity by leveraging the tools and computer technology that are quickly revolutionizing the ag industry.

“We created our scholarship program over a decade ago to help passionate young adults reach their goals. It is truly remarkable to see new generations with a continued passion for our industry use the ag industry to help make the world a better place,” says Steve Jones, CEO of Jenner Ag. “Ag has a lot to offer the world, and we love facilitating ways for others to help shape the future of ag.”

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