At Town & Country, we believe in the future of agriculture – and we believe in our young people.

As a proud partner, Town & Country Supply Association supports many area non-profits with a special emphasis on agricultural-based organizations.

4-H

FFA

Fire Department

Youth Sports

Local Schools

SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, we award scholarships to people who are studying agriculture, agricultural promotion, or ag-related education. Applicants must be a customer or a family member of a customer.

Scholarship Application

Town and Country Supply Association is once again offering a total of $3000 worth of scholarships for individuals planning on attending post—secondary schooling. Priority will be given to applicants enrolling in studies pertaining to the field of agricultural. Eligible applicants must have a family member that is an active member of Town and Country Supply Association and return a completed scholarship application that is enclosed. These scholarships are offered to students entering their first or second year of post-secondary schooling.

2023 APPLICATIONS CLOSED

winners Paul Bergin
Paul Bergin

Age: 18

Hometown: Melstone

Parents: Jennifer and Bill Bergin

High School: Melstone High School, Class of 2023

College: Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

Degrees: Precision Agriculture; Ag Business

Activities: FFA; Business Professionals of America; Washington Leadership Conference; Basketball; Football; Cross Country; Track; Band

What agriculture means to him: Agriculture has led me to some of my greatest life lessons to date.

Career aspirations: I want to work within agriculture and help better the GPS systems and availability for farmers and ranchers all across the state.

winners Jacob Buessing
Jacob Buessing

Age: 18

Hometown: Axtell, Kansas and Bridger

Parents: Brian and Amy Buessing

High School: Bridger High School, Class of 2023

College: Montana State University Northern, Havre, Montana

Degrees: Agricultural Technology

Activities: 4-H; FFA; basketball; football; track; academic all-state; guitar

What agriculture means to him: I grew up on a ranch raising cattle and sheep. I think because I have been involved in so many different types of agriculture, I could make a difference in today’s agricultural industry.

Career aspirations: I’m preparing to be a ranch manager or the owner of my own farm or ranch. I plan to become an expert in agriculture and find the most profitable way of growing crops and raising livestock.

winners Kyelynn Coombe
Kyelynn Coombe

Age: 19

Hometown: Edgar

Parent: Christopher and Kelli Coombe

High School: Joliet High School, Class of 2022

College: Northwest College, Powell, Wyoming

Degree: Agriculture Business

Activities: Northwest College Trailblazer; Montana State FFA Officer (retired); Montana Grit and Grace Cowgirl 2022; Collegiate Block and Bridle Club; Collegiate intramural volleyball and basketball

What agriculture means to her: Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of America. It is without a doubt that agriculture has shaped me into who I am today.

Career aspirations: I am preparing for a job along the lines of agriculture business in a career such as a livestock buyer or agricultural sales representative. As I continue to grow my herd and operation, I will continue to advocate for agriculture.

winners Kate Harkis
Kate Harkis

Age: 18

Hometown: Hardin

Parent: Kirk Harkis

High School: Custer High School, Class of 2023

College: Sheridan College, Sheridan, Wyoming

Degree: Animal Science

Activities: FFA; Business Professionals of America; hiking; kayaking; riding horses; training dogs; riding dirt bikes; reading

What agriculture means to her: I will be involved in agriculture throughout my life by working on my family’s ranch. To me, agriculture is not only producing food, but it is a way of life.

Career aspirations: I hope to make a difference in raising animals by working in livestock nutrition and production. Eventually I plan to start my own ranch.

winners Hannah Lowell
Hannah Lowell

Age: 19

Hometown: Park City

Parents: Eric and Kristi Lowell

High School: Park City High School, Class of 2022

College: University of Montana Western, Dillon, Montana

Degree: Equine embryology; farm and ranch business

Activities: 4-H; FFA; athletics; college rodeo team; Dillon pro rodeo volunteer

What agriculture means to her: I grew up on a farm and ranch and have experienced the ups and downs of agriculture. As ag producers, we are always at the mercy of the price that someone offers us; we can never set a price for our products like other businesses do. Regardless, by going into a career in agriculture, I’ll be pursuing something I love and the people around me love.

Career aspirations: I have a passion to start an equine breeding program of my own.

winners Olivia Phillips
Olivia Phillips

Age: 18

Hometown: Bridger

Parent: Bill Phillips

High School: Bridger High School, Class of 2023

College: Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

Degree: Agriculture Extension

Activities: FFA, 4-H; FCCLA; rodeo; Student Council; Carbon County 4-H Ambassador; National Honor Society; volleyball; basketball; community service

What agriculture means to her: Pursuing a degree in Agriculture Extension will allow me a role in promoting and furthering the agriculture industry.

Career aspirations: I am excited to take an active role in continuing the growth of agriculture and to help create strong leaders and independent workers that will make a difference in agriculture for future generations.

winners Abby Uffelman
Abby Uffelman

Age: 19

Hometown: Hardin

Parents: Scott and Crystal Uffelman

High School: Hardin High School, Class of 2022

College: Williston State College, Williston, North Dakota

Degree: Agriculture Education

Activities: Swimming; Golf; Volleyball; Cross Country; Williston State College Softball; Williston State College Agriculture Club; works at Lazy AS Farms; barista at Mojoes Coffee and Gifts; waitress and cook at Garrison Stoker Resort; boat inspector at Bighorn Conservation District

What agriculture means to her: I have always helped my dad on the farm driving tractors and so much more. Farming is family. My grandpa, who recently passed, makes me want to pursue a career in farming.

Career aspirations: I plan to teach the younger generation more and the new ways of farming. Hopefully someday I can take over my dad’s farm.

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Abby Uffelman

Abby Uffelman graduated from Hardin High School in 2022. She is attending Williston State College for Farm & Ranch Management and Accounting in the fall. She’s a true farm girl, and her dream is to return home to be part of the family farm.

“Receiving this scholarship will help me with pursuing my goals for the future,” she said.

Abby is the daughter of Scott and Crystal Uffelman of Hardin.

Congrats, Abby! We’re cheering for you!

scholarship Kyelynn Coombe
Kyelynn Coombe

Kyelynn Coombe is an Edgar native and 2022 graduate of Joliet Public Schools. In the fall, she’ll be attending Northwest College for Ag Business.

When she was 7, Kyelynn received her first cow from her parents, Christopher and Kelli Coombe. Since then, she has been breeding, calving, and raising her cattle to increase her herd and sell replacement females or bulls to cover expenses. She also raises, feeds, and sells market fair steers.

“I am honored and very grateful to receive a scholarship from such an amazing company,” she said. “This scholarship will give me the ability to further my education in agriculture.”

Congratulations on your successes, Kyelynn! We can’t wait to see your future achievements, as well.

scholarship Wordpress Hannah Lowell
Hannah Lowell

Hannah Lowell graduated from Park City High School in 2022. She is attending the University of Montana Western to pursue Equine Studies in the fall. There, she will also be on the rodeo team.

“I have lived on a farm/ranch my whole life and have seen how much work it takes – and how important it is to my family,” she said. “I am very grateful to be awarded this scholarship so I can continue my education in agriculture.”

Hannah’s parents are Kristi and Eric Lowell.

Congratulations – and best wishes for continued success, Hannah!

scholarship Linkedin Dalton Nedens
Dalton Nedens

Dalton Nedens graduated from Hardin High School
in 2022. In the fall, he is attending Sheridan College for Diesel Technology. After college, he plans to return home to farm.

“I’m very thankful to T&C for this scholarship,” he said.

Dalton is the son of Shawn and Joanne Nedens of Hardin.

Congrats, Dalton!

scholarship Kyle Robertus
Abby Uffelman

Kyle is starting his second year at Northwest College, where he is studying Animal Science. And he has agriculture in his blood.

“I grew up farming alongside my family in Laurel, and I was involved in FFA and 4-H throughout high school,” he said. “I intend to find a job in the agricultural community working with livestock and spending my spare time helping give back to the youth in agriculture.”

Kyle is the son of Jason and Tammy Robertus from Laurel.

Thank you for your service to others, Kyle! We are rooting for you as you continue to succeed!

scholarship Linkedin Rory Shay
Kyelynn Coombe

The son of Brent and Karla Shay of Park City, Rory Shay was also a 2021 T&C scholarship recipient.

Rory is starting his second year at MSU Billings
City College, where he
is studying Welding. He
has been involved with agriculture all of his life – and he plans to raise crops and cows after college.

“I greatly appreciate this scholarship from T&C,” Rory said. “Thank you for also supporting the local 4-H fairs.”

It’s our pleasure, Rory! From all of us at T&C, we wish you the best!

scholarship Linkedin Sidney Althoff
Hannah Lowell

Here’s Sidney Althoff, a 2022 scholarship recipient! You’ve met Sidney before, as she was also a 2021 T&C scholarship recipient.

Sidney hales from Bridger and is the daughter of Dani and Shane Althoff and Mark Richards. She is finishing her two-year degree at Northwest College for Agroecology, where she is
a member of the Rangeland Management Club and the Block and Bridle Club. She is also currently working toward her American FFA Degree. Her long-term
plans include continuing her education at Montana State University in agronomy – and becoming an agronomist.

“Receiving this scholarship means so much to me,” she said.

Sidney, we are honored to support you and wish you continued success!

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T&C Supports Youth with Nearly $34,000 across Five Montana Fairs in 2022

Teams of Town & Country staff attended five fairs across the region to support local 4-H members this year. T&C also donated to the Yellowstone County 4-H Foundation as a part of their ongoing support. We are honored to have supported youth in fairs across the region for more than 40 years.

4-H Fair Interview Form

Youth whose animals we have purchased from a county fair must complete the interview form below:

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ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED

Youth whose animals we have purchased from a county fair must complete the below:

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I specifically authorize and empower the Agency to cause any such videotapes, films, photographs and transparencies of me and my property, and recordings of my voice, to be copyrighted or in any other manner to be legally registered in the name of the Agency and for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby remise, release and discharge the Agency, for and from any and all claims of any kind whatsoever on account of the use of such videotapes, films, photographs, digital images and transparencies of me and my property, and recordings of my voice, including but not limited to any and all claims for damages for libel, slander, and invasion of the right of privacy.

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Meet the 2022 Youth

H Yellowstone Michael Bergin
Michael Bergin

Michael Bergin is a 10-year 4-H member of the Keggie Koule 4-H club. We purchased his market swine through Yellowstone County 4-H’s Patrick K. Goggins Junior Livestock Sale at MontanaFair.

“My 4-H experience has helped me with being able to judge livestock – and it has also helped me improve my public speaking,” he said.

Michael is the son of Jennifer and Bill Bergin of Melstone.

H Yellowstone Porter Kindsfather
Porter Kindsfather

Porter Kindsfather is a first-year 4-H member of the Hesper Hustlers 4-H Club. We purchased his steer, Oreo, at Yellowstone County 4-H’s Patrick K. Goggins Junior Livestock Sale at MontanaFair.

“Oreo didn’t have much white but just enough underneath to fit the name,” Porter said. “4-H is so much fun and I enjoy taking animals to fair.”

Porter is the son of Anjel and Brian Kindsfather of Laurel.

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Kyelynn Coombe

Kyelynn Coombe is a 10-year member of the Fromberg Go-Getters 4-H Club and 2022 graduate of Joliet Public Schools. We purchased her steer, Jiminy, at the Carbon County Fair.

“My 4-H experience has been amazing,”
she said. “I have gained so many life skills, including leadership, communication, and marketing. I have also made some incredible connections with people.”

Kyelynn is the daughter of Chris and Kelli Coombe of Edgar.

bardy norquist
Brady Nordquist

Brady Nordquist is an eight-year member of the Big Horn 89ers 4-H Club. We purchased her 233-pound pig, Penelope, at the Big Horn County Fair this year.

“I love animals and enjoy working with my pig each year,” she said. “I’m so thankful we have such an involved and supportive community.”

Brady is from Hardin and is the daughter of Kelsey and Daniel.

H Yellowstone Paisley Vogel
Paisley Vogel

Paisley Vogel is a first year 4-H member of the Worden Riverdales 4-H Club. We purchased her market goat through Yellowstone County 4-H’s Patrick K. Goggins Junior Livestock Sale at MontanaFair.

“I raised two boer goats, a doe named Nibbles and a wether named Peanut,” she said. “Nibbles liked to chew on everything and Peanut was only five pounds when he was born, so we named him Peanut.”

Paisley is nine years old and is the daughter of Matt and Teddi Vogel of Ballantine.

john rigler
John Rigler

John Rigler brought his pig and sheep to the Big Horn County Fair this year with the Youth Development Association. We were pleased to purchase his sheep.

“I learn a lot in YDA,” he said. “Preparing for fair is a year-round event. It helps me stay organized and communicate effectively with many different people.”

John is the son of Ryan and Heather Rigler of Lodge Grass.

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Koleton Miller

Koleton Miller brought his market hog, Tank, to the Big Horn County Fair through the Youth Development Association. Tank was a Berkshire-Yorkshire cross that weighed in at 345 pounds.

“I want to thank Town & Country for purchasing my animal and continuing to support agricultural youth programs,” Koleton said. “Agriculture is a huge part of my life and it means a lot that Town & Country is helping to support me and my agricultural future.”

Koleton is the son of Johnathon and Amanda Miller of Saint Xavier.

h FB Cooper Frank
Cooper Frank

Cooper Frank is a 10-year Foxie 4-H Club member and a 2022 Bridger High School graduate. We purchased his Hampshire- influenced gilt, Princess, at the Carbon County Fair – where Princess won fourth pig overall. He also won Reserve Champion FFA Sweepstakes Showman and Reserve Champion FFA Swine Showman.

“Town & Country bought my first 4-H pig project – and now my last,” he said. “Many kids, including myself, will forever be grateful to Town & Country for supporting us, supporting the ag community, and helping make our dreams of college a reality.”

Cooper is the son of Lance and Chrissy Frank of Joliet.

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Cash Kramer

Meet Cash Kramer, a nine-year member of the Johnny’s Buckaroos 4-H Club. His wether lamb weighed in at 135 pounds, was the fifth overall lamb at the fair, and was a sibling to the Reserve Champion lamb at the Stillwater County Fair.

“4-H has provided me with a lot of great opportunities and taught me a lot,” he said. “It’s helped me gain new friendships, and it has taught me leadership and speaking skills I wouldn’t otherwise have.”

Cash is the son of Ray and Melissa Kramer of Columbus.

h IG Jon Morgan
Jon Morgan

Jon Morgan is a three-year member of the Rockvale Ramblers 4-H Club. Jon won Reserve Champion in his showmanship class and placed second in his market class with his steer at the Carbon County Fair, where we purchased his steer.

“I spend a lot of hours working with my steer,” Jon said. “4-H has been a lot of fun for me.”

Jon is the son of Steve and Kari Morgan of Fromberg.

H Rosebud Treasure James Bergin
James Bergin

James Bergin is a 10-year member of the Keggie Koule 4-H Club. We purchased his natural wether market lamb, Dallas, at the Rosebud/Treasure County Fair.

“Town & Country Supply has allowed me to pay a portion of my feed debt off and it allows me to invest a portion of the money into next year’s flock,” he said.

James is the son of Jennifer and Bill Bergin of Melstone.

H Stillwater Braxton Legg
Braxton Legg

Braxton Legg brought his market lamb, Turbo, to the Stillwater County Fair, where we purchased him.

“I raised Turbo from birth,” Braxton said. “Turbo has been one of my favorite lambs not only because of his quality, but he was well- behaved and we worked well together.”

During his four years in 4-H, Braxton has participated in several projects, including archery, cooking, and lambs – both market and breeding. He has also participated in 4-H camp and various community service projects.

Braxton is the son of Nathan and Teri Legg of Park City.