McHenry County Farm Bureau Agricultural Education Foundation offers a $1,000 scholarship.

The scholarship is available for high school seniors pursuing continuing education in agriculture or agriculture-related fields. The applicant or the applicant's family must be a member of the McHenry County Farm Bureau to qualify. Additional scholarships may be awarded if funds are available at the time of judging. 

All scholarship applications need to be received by April 2, 2018

2018 Scholarship Application

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please call our office at 815-338-1520 or email

Farm Bureau seeks candidates for John Buck Memorial Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the John Buck Memorial Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year. High school students in Kane, DeKalb, McHenry, Boone, Lake, DuPage or Will County are eligible to apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
John Buck was the founder of Buck Brothers, Inc. and J.W. Turf, dealers and distributors of John Deere farm equipment and golf course maintenance equipment, respectively. In recognition of Buck's passion for agriculture and golf, his family and friends established the John Buck Memorial Scholarship for agriculture students through the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation.
Since his death from cancer in 2001, the scholarship has helped Buck's legacy live on, by helping to fund the college educations of students pursuing higher education in an agriculture related career field.

An endowment to the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation, supplemented by the annual John Buck Memorial Open golf outing, provides funds for a $1,000 college scholarship for an agriculture student. A similar scholarship program has been established by the family through the Midwest Golf Course Superintendent's Association.

Applications are available on the Kane County Farm Bureau website at, through local county Farm Bureau offices, at Buck Brothers, Inc. or J.W. Turf in Hampshire or by contacting Steve Arnold, Executive Director of the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation, at 630-584-8660.