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Livestock Marketing Association Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (June 9, 2023) – Five students have been selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) Scholarship Program. The official announcement of the recipients occurred today during the 2023 LMA Annual Convention and World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC).
The 2023 LMA Scholarship recipients are Schyler Angell, Paris, Mo.; Kylee Dodd, Indiahoma, Okla.; Faith Geistweidt, Fredericksburg, Texas; Tucker Stagemeyer, Page, Neb.; and Sophie Varner, Bristow, Okla.
The LMA Scholarship Program was created to invest in the next generation of young people who plan to use their career to advocate for the advancement of the livestock marketing industry. The application process included submission of an essay, course transcripts, and a letter of recommendation from an active LMA member.
“The applications exceeded our expectations this year,” said LMA President Mark Barnett. “We were hoping that this scholarship would be something our organization could do to support the next level of leaders in our industry, and I’m certain that’s what it has done and will continue to do.”
A total of 98 applications were submitted this year – the first year of the LMA Scholarship Program.
For more information on the LMA Scholarship Program, visit or contact LMA at
About the Livestock Marketing Association
The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA), headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is North America’s leading, national trade association dedicated to serving its members in the open and competitive auction method of marketing livestock. Founded in 1947, LMA has more than 800 member businesses across the U.S. and Canada and remains invested in both the livestock and livestock marketing industries through support, representation and communication efforts. For more information, visit
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