Tice receives Lynn Buerki Memorial Conservation Award

William Tice

GARDEN PLAIN – William Tice has been selected for the $1,000 Lynn Buerki Memorial Conservation Award scholarship.
Tice is a senior at Garden Plain High School, an FFA officer, and will pursue a degree in agronomy at Fort Hays State University. His goal is “to be part of a movement that enhances our environment within farming, but also brings profitability.” He also is interested in using new technologies to achieve conservation goals.
Lynn Buerki, known as “Mr. Conservation,” began serving on the conservation district board at age 19 in January of 1952. Devoted to conservation practices, especially tree planting, he served on the board for 62 years. During that time, he planted more than 500,000 bare root trees in Sedgwick County.
Sedgwick County Conservation District offers up to two of these scholarships to qualified applicants each year with applications due Feb. 15. Find more information at https://www.sedgwickccdks.org/scholarships.html.