Jane Kile Memorial Scholarship & Farmer Fellow Information

Please call the AERO office at (406) 443-7272 with any questions about either of these opportunities, or email [email protected]mt.org. Thank you for your interest!

Grain elevator photo

Hilger, Montana
Photo by Jackie Heinert

AERO’s newly formed Jane Kile Memorial Scholarship offers $600 to farmers or producers of all ages with a vision for improving the health of the land. The scholarship will grant $600 to one recipient, as well as a one-year AERO membership, and a ticket to the Expo and Annual Meeting in October. The guidelines and form are available in PDF version, or Microsoft Word version.

Applications are due by by July 31st. The Scholarship committee will review applications and select a recipient by August 31st.

AERO received funding through a Western SARE Grant to bring 6 beginning (5 years or less on-farm experience) and/or military veteran farmers to the 2018 Expo and Annual Meeting in Missoula, October 26-28. Expo Farmer Fellows receive a full ticket to the Expo, which includes meals, 2 nights lodging, travel reimbursements up to $75, participation in a session with keynote speaker Dr Miguel Altieri, and a one-year AERO membership.  In exchange, Farmer Fellows agree to write an essay on their experience and knowledge gained, which AERO will use for reporting and also feature in our newsletter, the Sun Times.

Click here for the application form.
Applications are due by August 15. 

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