Idaho Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and the University of Idaho hope to provide approximately $1.25 million in higher-education scholarships next year to economically stressed Idaho agricultural producers, their spouses and to farmers and ranchers who have recently left agriculture. The Alternative Careers for Idaho Farmers scholarship program will help farm-based adults broaden their economic opportunities.
Scholarships will be available for post-high school training at any of Idaho's state-funded two- or four-year colleges or universities as well as several private institutions. The senators and university department heads Lou Riesenberg and Michael Weiss are working to secure the funding from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The university is taking names and addresses of anyone interested in the scholarships to notify them as information becomes available. The university expects the application deadline to be set towards the end of the year.
Contact the university cooperative extension office in Moscow at (208) 885-5883 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.ag.uidaho.edu/acif to learn more about the program.