The Hill Country Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Auxiliary announced the Scholarship Recipients, all with agriculture related majors, at the June 2 meeting in Cave Creek. $19,000.00, the money raised at the October Wool and Mohair Luncheon Fashion Show at the YO, Kerrville, has been divided among six college students and ten high school graduates. College students include: Audrey Zoeller of Comfort, attending Oklahoma State; Kelsi Schmidt of Stonewall, attending Angelo State; Katie Alldrege of Comfort, attending A & M Vet. School; Katie Mangold of Bandera, attending Tarleton; Sharla Schmidt of Stonewall, attending Angelo State; Lance Bauer of Kerrville attending A & M.
College bound high school graduate scholarship winners are: Macie Friess of Sonora will attend TX Tech; Michael Guerra of Sonora will attend South Plains; Chyanne Jenkins of Bandera, Ashlyn Christopher of Bandera and Kristen Bowman of Blanco will each attend Tarleton; Taryn Titsworth of Comfort will attend Angelo State; Courtney Stanton of Johnson City will attend NCTC; Destinee Love of Harper will attend Sul Ross; Henry Whitworth of Junction will attend A & M; Galina Knight of Medina will attend Schreiner.
Education for the Auxiliary included speaker Wayne Seipp, District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service who stated that the 2014 Farm Bill consolidated 23 conservation programs into 13 programs while strengthening tools to protect and conserve land, water and wildlife. The bill provides substantial funding and opportunity to provide quality assistance to customers. Mr. Seipp says it is best to develop a conservation plan for all needs such as; brush, fencing, water, erosion, enhancements. insurance. To better understand the program options available make an appointment to talk about individual needs. Have a plan in place and be working it.