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Tractor Supply Announces Inaugural Class of FFA Future Leaders Scholarship Recipients

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.– Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, announced today the 146 recipients of the inaugural FFA Future Leaders Scholarship by Tractor Supply. In partnership with the National FFA Organization, The Tractor Supply Foundation established the scholarship in 2022 with a $5 million commitment over the next five years, making it the largest agriculture scholarship fund of its kind.

“Our first class of FFA Future Leaders is a remarkably impressive and diverse group of young men and women who are passionate about achieving their goals. It is a privilege to work with FFA to support them,” said Marti Skold-Jordan, manager of the Tractor Supply Company Foundation and National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ board member. “We established the FFA Future Leaders Scholarship as a way to secure the future of Life Out Here. If this group is any indication, I can confidently say that future is very bright.”

The 146 FFA Future Leaders scholars represent 38 states and a wide range of backgrounds and academic interests. Ninety-two $5,000 scholarships were awarded to students attending trade schools or two-year colleges, including Walker Nightingale of Canton, Kansas. Walker will study diesel mechanics at Hutchinson Community College. Fifty-four $10,000 scholarships were awarded to members pursuing agriculture-related four-year majors, like Gabriel Mojica-Palafox of Corning, California, who will study animal science at University of California-Davis. Additional scholarship recipients include:

  • Salvador Velasquez from Daingerfield, Texas. He will attend Texas Tech University to study veterinary sciences. “I really want to become a veterinarian so that I can help farmers when it comes to livestock health,” he explained. “This country runs on agriculture, and FFA does a great job teaching kids, and the world, why we should appreciate our hardworking farmers.”
  • Payton Walk from Greeley County, Kansas. She is studying farm and ranch management at Colby Community College. “I will be the first in my family to graduate college and it is extremely helpful to have this scholarship to help me finish the last stretch,” she said. “I plan to come back to my home county in rural western Kansas and use my degree and skills obtained through FFA to help farmers and ranchers in my community.”
  • Ariana Neal from Houston, Mississippi. She will attend Mississippi State University to study agriculture education. “This scholarship means a great deal to me because it allows me to further my education,” she explained. “I can focus on my studies, not on financial worries.”

Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to interview for career opportunities at Tractor Supply stores or distribution centers while pursuing their education. Additionally, Tractor Supply has earmarked internships at its Store Support Center in Brentwood, Tennessee for scholarship recipients.

FFA Future Leaders Scholarships are facilitated by customer donations made at checkout, either in Tractor Supply stores or online at The fundraiser for the next class of FFA Future Leaders will run from November 1-12, 2023.

Applications for the 2024 FFA Future Leaders Scholarship by Tractor Supply will open on November 1, 2023. Eligibility is limited to FFA members. For more information or to apply for the scholarship, visit

$10,000 Scholarship Winners (Four-Year Majors)

StateCityFirst NameLast NameUniversity AttendingPrimary Major
ARClarksvilleFernandoFloresUniversity of ArkansasAgricultural Business Management
ARConwayRyleighHomanArkansas State University-BeebeAgricultural Education
AZCasa GrandeAbigailRiveraUniversity of ArizonaAgricultural Education
CAAvila BeachEmilyPanUniversity of California-Los AngelesBiological Sciences
CAFlournoyGabrielMojica-PalafoxUniversity of California-DavisAnimal Science
CAHoltvilleMelanieOrozcoCalifornia Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoAgricultural Engineering
CALindsayEmilyPadillaUniversity of California-DavisVeterinary Sciences
CALivingstonReenaGrewalUniversity of California-DavisAnimal Science
CASanta MariaCarlosNunez JacuindeTexas A & M University-College StationAgricultural Engineering
CATurlockYadiraPadillaUniversity of California-DavisAgricultural Business Management
COCollbranGenevieveHillUniversity of Colorado BoulderEngineering
COGenoaMiaMossoNew Mexico State University-Main CampusSociology & Social Work
CTMiddletownBrianBarriosCornell UniversityAnimal Science
FLSebringLaurenHeerenUniversity of FloridaAgricultural Education
GAAthensRaymondPanCornell UniversitySustainable Agriculture
IDDecloMariaGularteUtah State UniversityEnvironmental Engineering
ILBellevilleJuliaBiehlIowa State UniversityAgricultural Communications
ILChicagoKarimeBeltranUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignAnimal Science
INGreencastleCatherineHodgeRose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyElectrical Engineering
INVevayLeviCurlinUniversity of KentuckyPhysical Therapy
KSTonganoxieIsabelleBarkerKansas State UniversityAnimal Science
LAManyGraceManuelLouisiana Tech UniversityAgricultural Business Management
MIBurr OakJacieKingUniversity of ArizonaPsychology
MOBethanyIsabellaAriasNorthwest Missouri State UniversityAgricultural Education
MOMaryvilleMiquelaGieskenNorthwest Missouri State UniversityPre-Vet/Vet Medicine or Sciences
MSHoustonArianaNealMississippi State UniversityEducation
NCNewton GroveMorganSimpsonUniversity of Mount OliveAgricultural Education
NJBordentownAnnaHolmanDelaware Valley UniversityAnimal Science
NJRoselleAnnabellaLaMantiaRutgers University-New BrunswickBiochemistry
NYHillsdaleCorinnHaskinColumbia-Greene Community CollegeBiological Sciences
OKClaremoreStormiHopkinsRogers State UniversityRN (Registered Nurse)
OKElk CityKyeKeyesOklahoma State University-Main CampusLandscape Architecture
OKFairviewLexieZunigaOklahoma State University-Main CampusAnimal Science
OKGuthrieKayLeaTaylorOklahoma State University-Main CampusAnimal Science
OKHoldenvilleJonathanWisemanUniversity of Oklahoma-Norman CampusAviation & Air Transportation
OKOmegaRyleeGlazierNorthern Oklahoma CollegeAgricultural Education
OKPerryMacyKochOklahoma State University-Main CampusBiochemistry
OKRingwoodJoseRojasOklahoma State University-Main CampusElectrical Engineering
TNPipertonGavinBerryThe University of Tennessee-MartinAgronomy & Crop Science
TXAustinVictoriaJonesColorado State University-Fort CollinsEnvironmental Engineering
TXBallinger TexasKoreyCavazosTexas A & M University-College StationAgricultural Economics
TXCrockettRyanArvizuTexas A & M University-College StationAgricultural Business Management
TXDaingerfieldSalvadorVelasquezTexas Tech UniversityVeterinary Sciences
TXDawsonParisSanchezTexas A & M University-College StationAgricultural Extension
TXGilmerAnahiGallegosTexas A & M University-College StationHorticulture
TXHarperEmmaStricklandTexas Tech UniversitySociology
TXMcAllenDanielGarzaTexas A & M University-KingsvilleCivil Engineering
TXMount VernonDestinyBarronTarleton State UniversityAgricultural Education
TXMt. VernonKelseyDavilaTarleton State UniversityAnimal Science
TXNacogdochesTrinityMantoStephen F Austin State UniversityNursing
TXScrogginsBetsyTovarTexas A & M University-College StationAgricultural Business Management
TXSonoraTannerFlanaganTexas Tech UniversityAgricultural Business Management
TXWeimarKassandraRubioTarleton State UniversityAgricultural Education
WYThermopolisHallieMartinezSouthwestern UniversityBiology

$5,000 Scholarship Winners (Trade Schools/Two-Year Colleges)

StateCityFirst NameLast NameUniversity AttendingPrimary Major
ALAlbertvilleMariaGomezSnead State Community CollegeAgricultural Education
ARPocahontasAveryBaizaArkansas Welding AcademyWelding
ARSiloam SpringsMacKenzieSontagEastern Oklahoma State CollegeAgricultural Education
AZCasa GrandeBrooklynnLopezCentral Arizona CollegeNursing
AZDuncanGaryNajarEastern Arizona CollegeForestry
AZGlobePrestonQuintanaEastern Arizona CollegeEngineering
AZMesaNadiaJocsonGateWay Community CollegeRadiology Technician
AZPhoenixEllaCanadyNorthern Arizona UniversityNursing
CABakersfieldRyanBonillaBakersfield CollegeBusiness
CADinubaMariaChavesReedley CollegeAnimal Science
CAEl CentroSamanthaSotoImperial Valley CollegeHorticulture
CAEl CentroMelanyTovarImperial Valley CollegeVeterinary Sciences
CAOakdaleMollyTerpstraModesto Junior CollegeAgricultural Business Management
CAPattersonLunaOrtizModesto Junior CollegeAnimal Science
CAPhiloCarmenMalfavonSanta Rosa Junior CollegeAnimal Science
CASacramentoTayoLebimoyoCosumnes River CollegeAgricultural Sales & Marketing
CASusanvilleKadenDuntenLassen Community CollegeWelding
COEvansNathanYoungbloodLincoln College of Technology-DenverWelding
DESmyrnaJoshuaAllenDelaware Technical Community College-OwensPre-Vet/Vet Medicine or Sciences
FLAlachuaRebeccaDe La CruzSanta Fe CollegeEarth & Space Sciences
FLAvon ParkBrookeBarcinasSouth Florida State CollegeRadiology/Ultrasound Technician
FLAvon ParkElizabethOrozcoSt Petersburg CollegeVet Tech
FLAvon ParkTaylorBarcinasUniversity of FloridaAnimal Science
FLOrlandoAmiyahLabadyValencia CollegeWildlife Science
IACedar FallsBlakeCarolanHawkeye Community CollegeElectrical/Electrician
ILCissna ParkJustinTillmanDanville Area Community CollegeAutomotive Technician
ILViolaSandraAvilaBlack Hawk CollegeAgricultural Business Management
INGoodlandBerenizeDel Real PerezPurdue University – Purdue Polytechnic LafayetteAgricultural Education
INGreens ForkCorbinRetzSon Shine School of EvangelismMinistry & Church Administration
KSChetopaGracieSchertzIndependence Community CollegeVeterinary Sciences
KSGalvaWalkerNightingaleSoutheast Community College AreaDiesel Mechanic
KSGarden CityNallelyHinojosGarden City Community CollegeVeterinary Sciences
KSGarden CityBayleeHutchesonGarden City Community CollegeAgricultural Business Management
KSMulvaneCarlyCarlyCowley County Community CollegeAgricultural Education
KSTribunePaytonWalkColby Community CollegeFarm & Ranch Management
KSWichitaAnahWarrenWichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and TechnologyVet Tech
KYMorganfieldHaydenAlveyMadisonville Community CollegeIndustrial Electrician
MIMuskegonMadalynSimpsonMuskegon Community CollegeAgricultural Systems Management
MNWillmarIsabelleSaucedaRidgewater CollegeAgronomy & Crop Science
MOMoodyMaKennaTaylorMissouri State University-West PlainsNursing
MOSt. JosephEmilyBlairNorth Central Missouri CollegeRadiology/Ultrasound Technician
MSCarthageMaritzaVasquez-BerduoHolmes Community CollegeMedicine
MSHoustonJaydenMartinezMississippi Delta Community CollegeEducation
MTWillow CreekAleciaGonzalezHighlands College of Montana TechWelding
NCHope MillsAlexandraGarciaFayetteville Technical Community CollegeHorticulture
NYSchoharieJacksonHughes-CharboneauSUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at CobleskillDiesel Mechanic
OKAllenJakobHisawEastern Oklahoma State CollegeAgricultural Engineering
OKAtokaCadenGoodsonEastern Oklahoma State CollegePre-Vet/Vet Medicine or Sciences
OKElk CityRavenCollinsConnors State CollegeVeterinary Sciences
OKElk CityReeceHightowerRedlands Community CollegeAgronomy & Crop Science
OKHaskellCassidyFisherOklahoma State University Institute of TechnologyNursing
OKKansasAveryGrahamOklahoma State University Institute of TechnologyElectrical Engineering Technician
OKLocust GroveJessieRobinsonConnors State CollegeAnimal Science
OKMcAlesterMaggieCatoEastern Oklahoma State CollegeAgricultural Education
OKMcAlesterTwinePalmerConnors State CollegeSports Medicine/mgmt/tech
OKOwassoAuburnLaneNortheastern Oklahoma A&M CollegePre-Vet/Vet Medicine or Sciences
OKPonca CitySavannahNeighborsNorthern Oklahoma CollegeAnimal Science
OKRoseShyannIngleConnors State CollegeAgricultural Education
OKVianCarlStampsNorthern Oklahoma CollegeVeterinary Sciences
OKWagonerAubrieRexwinkleNorthern Oklahoma CollegeAgricultural Communications
OKWelchTarynEarpNortheastern Oklahoma A&M CollegeAgricultural Communications
OKWetumkaHaydenHobiaOklahoma State University Institute of TechnologyNatural Resources Management
ORCoveGavinBakkerBlue Mountain Community CollegeAnimal Science
ORGervaisJacobPalaciosClackamas Community CollegeAgricultural Business Management
ORLa GrandeElidiaRivasEastern Oregon UniversityDental Hygienist
ORNyssaMartinMendezWyoTechDiesel Mechanics
SCColumbiaT’AndraThompsonSanta Fe CollegeAnimal Science
SDClarkAudryeFosterLake Area Technical CollegeElementary Education
TXBovinaElijahRobledoOklahoma State University Institute of TechnologyDiesel and Heavy Equipment Technician
TXBurnetCoenChampeauLincoln College of Technology-Grand PrairieWelding
TXCantonDanielLopezTrinity Valley Community CollegeWelding
TXGilmerJessicaHobbsKilgore CollegeRadiology Technician
TXGladewaterHunterRichardsonArkansas elite Welding AcademyWelding
TXHoustonLaurenSerranoTexas A & M University-College StationVeterinary Sciences
TXKarnes CityAmberMartinez-VallinTexas Tech UniversityVeterinary Sciences
TXKenedyJacobGonzalesCoastal Bend CollegeAgricultural Education
TXKenedyJuliannaBrionesPalo Alto CollegePre-Vet/Vet Medicine or Sciences
TXMarshallJenifeerAguilar-ZunigaKilgore CollegeRadiology/Ultrasound Technician
TXMontgomeryGussieArmatysBlinn CollegeNursing
TXNixonGreciaGaytan MaldonadoAustin Community College DistrictSonography Technician
TXPort LavacaMadysonLovettSam Houston State UniversityAgricultural Communications
TXSan AntonioAmyRodriguezPalo Alto CollegeVet Tech
TXSan AntonioKyleForsythPalo Alto CollegePoultry Science
TXSonoraImanolGaytanCentral Texas CollegeCriminal Justice & Law Enforcement
TXTivoliRebeckaAlamendarezVictoria CollegePsychology
TXTylerBriannaHumesTyler Junior CollegeAgricultural Education
TXVernonLaveryGonzalesRanger CollegeAnimal Science
TXWallisLoganMainWharton County Junior CollegeElectronics Engineering
UTDeltaJenessaWalgrenWestern Nebraska Community CollegeAgricultural Journalism
VAJetersvilleLeslyLopezBon Secours Memorial College of NursingNursing
WAElmaNancyRamirezGrays Harbor CollegeRN (Registered Nurse)
WAOutlookDakotaGarciaPerry Technical InstituteElectrical

About The Tractor Supply Company Foundation

The Tractor Supply Company Foundation is committed to supporting vibrant rural communities for all by investing in the future of Life Out Here through today’s youth and being a good neighbor in the communities Tractor Supply calls home. Founded in 2020, the Foundation’s priority areas include supporting agriculture education initiatives through longstanding partnerships with FFA and 4-H, caring for pets and animals and preserving land for future generations. The Foundation expands upon the charitable work of Tractor Supply Company, supporting causes that are important to customers and Team Members. In 2022, the Company donated over $15 million through direct giving, sponsorships, fundraisers and more. To learn more about The Tractor Supply Company Foundation, visit

About Tractor Supply Company

For 85 years, Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) has been passionate about serving the needs of recreational farmers, ranchers, homeowners, gardeners, pet enthusiasts and all those who enjoy living Life Out Here. Tractor Supply is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S., ranking 291 on the Fortune 500. The Company’s 52,000 Team Members are known for delivering legendary service and helping customers pursue their passions, whether that means being closer to the land, taking care of animals or living a hands-on, DIY lifestyle. In store and online, Tractor Supply provides what customers need – anytime, anywhere, any way they choose at the low prices they deserve.

As of July 1, 2023, the Company operated 2,181 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states, including 81 stores acquired from Orscheln Farm and Home in 2022 that will be rebranded to Tractor Supply by the end of 2023. For more information on Tractor Supply, visit

Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense by Tractor Supply, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer providing products and services for pet owners. As of July 1, 2023, the Company operated 192 Petsense by Tractor Supply stores in 23 states. For more information on Petsense by Tractor Supply, visit

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