The ILS Scholarship Fund was established for the children of ILS employees to reward and recognize the achievements of outstanding individuals in rural communities who have distinguished themselves during their high school years.
Corbin Joseph Bosch: Corbin is currently attending Pratt Community College. He is studying Electrical Powerline Technology. He is the son of Heidi Jo and Keith Burton. Heidi Jo has been the office manager at ILS Farm Partnership for one year.
Gustavo Chavez: A graduate of Kinsley-Offerley Senior High School in Kinsley, KS. Gustavo will be attending Seward County College to study Surgical Technology. Gustavo is the son of Arturo and Andrea Chavez. Arturo has been a cowboy at Ward Feed Yard for 16 years.
Lane Alan Ditson: A graduate of Overton High School in Overton, NE. Lane plans to attend Northeast Community College to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. Lane is the son of Robert and Debbie Ditson. Robert has been a cowboy at Roberts Cattle Company for 11 years.
Luis Fernando Espino: A graduate of Great Bend High School in Great Bend, KS. Luis will begin his college education at either Dodge City Community College or Barton Community College to study Business. Luis is the son of Roberto and Consuelo Espino. Roberto has worked in the Feed department at Great Bend Feeding for five years.
Mario Alejandro Espino: A graduate of Great Bend High School in Great Bend, KS. Mario will begin his college education at Barton Community College where he will major in General Education. Mario is the son of Francisco and Veronica Espino. Francisco is the Production Foreman at Alfalfa Pellets and has worked there for three years.
Brady Chase Keith: A graduate of Larned High School in Larned, KS. Brady plans to attend Southwestern College to obtain a degree in Psychology and Business. Brady is the son of Joel and Kristin Keith. Joel has been the Production and Marketing Manager at Ward Feed Yard for eight years.
Tyler Krizek: Tyler is currently attending Kansas State University. He is working toward obtaining a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Tyler is the son of Tony and Michelle Krizek. Tony has been the Head Cowboy at Great Bend Feeding for one year.
Kelsey Lynn Kuckelman: A graduate of Scott Community High School in Scott City, KS. Kelsey plans to attend Kansas State University majoring in General Studies. Kelsey is the daughter of Jerry and Linda Kuckelman. Jerry has been the Chief Operations Officer of Innovative Livestock Services for two years.
Kelsey Milhon: A graduate of Larned High School in Larned, KS. Kelsey will be attending Fort Hays State University to become a Medical Sonographer. Kelsey is the daughter of Darin and Jill Milhon. Darin has been the Feed Mill Manager at Ward Feed yard for nine years.
Bailey Schartz: A graduate of Larned High School in Larned, KS. Bailey will attend Kansas State University where she will study Business Management/Accounting. Bailey is the daughter of Bert and Karla Schartz. Bert has been the Unit 3 Foreman at ILS Farm Partnership for one year.
Danton Joe Viegra: A graduate of Larned High School in Larned, KS. Danton plans to attend Barton Community College to study Criminal Justice. Danton is the son of Tina and Crieg Grandy. Tina has worked in the office at Ward Feed Yard for nine years. Crieg is the WFY Trucking Manager and has worked for WFY Trucking for six years.