For the first time, Ag Proud – Idaho offered three scholarships for Idaho’s high school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture. Applicants submitted an essay and compelling statement on their agricultural commitment, with final candidates advancing to interviews. This initiative reflects Ag Proud – Idaho’s firm belief in the future of agriculture and a commitment to supporting the next generation of ag professionals. Here are the recipients:

Woolsey cassidy
Managing Editor / Ag Proud – Idaho
Cassidy is a contributing editor to Progressive Cattle and Progressive Forage magazines.

Morgan Fuhriman

Morgan Fuhriman is the daughter of Dan and Jenalee Fuhriman of Parma, Idaho. A 2024 graduate of Homedale High School, Morgan has shown exceptional leadership and commitment in both 4-H and FFA, as well as success in exhibiting her show cattle in the American Hereford, American Angus and American Simmental junior associations.

Growing up on a cow-calf operation, Morgan took her first step into cattle ownership by acquiring a Simmental heifer at the end of sixth grade. However, her most significant purchase came during her freshman year, marking the beginning of her dedicated efforts to learn more about genetics, nutrition and marketing, and applying that knowledge to her own small herd.

Her commitment to advancing her skills led her to earn her artificial insemination (A.I.) certification and to adopt technologies such as embryo collection and In vitro fertilization. Today, Morgan is actively involved in the planning, handling and timing procedures for collecting embryos and artificially inseminating heifers and cows in both her family's and her own herd.

Looking ahead, Morgan's educational path takes her to Kansas, where she plans to compete on scholarship on a junior college's livestock judging team while pursuing a minor in graphic design and marketing. Her long-term goal is to major in agricultural business at a university, with a vision to not only market her own cattle but also assist fellow producers in their marketing efforts.


Even as she pursues her education in the Midwest, Morgan's heart remains in Idaho, where she is passionate about furthering the genetics of her small herd and supporting her family’s operation. She dreams of one day hosting an online sale of elite heifers.


Bodie Lierman. Photo by Kathrine Edgar.

Bodie Lierman

Bodie Lierman is the son of Daryl Lierman of Filer, Idaho. A 2024 graduate of Filer High School, Bodie is a dedicated student with ambitious plans for his future in agriculture.

Upon graduation, Bodie intends to continue his education at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) before transferring to a four-year university such as the University of Idaho or Montana State University to complete his studies.

Bodie's leadership skills shine through his active involvement in various roles at school, including FFA and the robotics team. His robotics team, “Haywired,” has qualified for the world competition in Houston twice, an event that draws more than 300 teams from more than 31 countries.

Bodie’s passion for a career in agriculture stems from his roots in the beef industry and a deep understanding of the challenges facing rural communities, including the need for young individuals to step into the agricultural sector. Bodie recognizes the importance of technological advancements in modern agriculture, envisioning himself contributing to innovative solutions and embracing new technologies that improve efficiency and sustainability.

For Bodie, the dream job involves working in a company that utilizes geospatial measurements for tasks like measuring irrigation amounts, field measurements and snowpack totals. This reflects his keen interest in leveraging technology to enhance agricultural practices and address industry challenges.

He particularly finds the use of aerial drones in agriculture fascinating. Bodie aspires to be part of this technological revolution in agriculture, emphasizing the need for individuals skilled in programming and operating drones.


Izaak Krohn. Photo by Mike Dixon.

Izaak Krohn

Izaak Krohn is the son of Josh and Cortnie Krohn of Mountain Home, Idaho. A 2024 graduate of Mountain Home High School, Izaak has been very involved in 4-H and FFA, holding roles like chapter sentinel, vice president and president. Along with chapter leadership, he also served as the Boise Valley District FFA treasurer.

Growing up in an Air Force family, Izaak found his way into the world of 4-H at a young age, starting with showing sheep at his county fair and later expanding to pigs and steers.

Despite not having a traditional agricultural background, Izaak developed a passion for agriculture through these experiences, a passion he aims to carry into adulthood. He attributes a significant portion of his success and engagement in the agricultural community to the guidance and support of his 4-H and FFA leaders, as well as his early experiences showing market animals.

Looking ahead, Izaak is set to embark on his next chapter at the University of Idaho, where he plans to major in agricultural economics with an agribusiness emphasis. Particularly good with numbers and statistics, one of his interests lies in commodity risk management assessment, an area where he hopes to make a significant impact in supporting producers and navigating challenges in the agricultural market.

Izaak’s path in agriculture is a testament to the impact of early experiences and dedicated mentors in shaping the future of agriculture. His dedication to the industry and eagerness to learn and contribute reflect his pride in being part of the agricultural community.