Scholarship fund created in tribute to Kenny Walter

Kenny Walter, a long-time Farm Bureau leader and advocate for rural Ohio, is being honored with the creation of the Kenny Walter Scholarship Fund through the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

Known in northeastern Ohio as “Mr. Farm Bureau,” Walter devoted his 34-year career to serving Farm Bureau members and their communities. The foundation is assisting Walter’s family with the creation of the fund to honor his service and generous spirit. Donations to the fund will provide scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture who come from the 29 northeastern counties Walter served as a regional supervisor and organization director.

Walter touched the lives of thousands of families during his career. Those who benefited from his encouragement and support are asked to consider a contribution to the fund. To learn more and to donate, visit

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501 (c) nonprofit, public charitable organization. Established in 1985, the foundation strives for measurable agricultural community improvement in Ohio by supporting projects that focus on agricultural education, the environment and economic growth in rural, suburban and urban areas.

This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.