Beef Excellence Committee Scholarship
Charles George Graybill is the son of Kelly and Gerald Graybill of Keenesburg. He is a 10-year member of Prospectors 4-H Club and is involved in Market Beef. He is a Senior at Weld Central High School and is involved in FFA, NHS, track football and link crew. He has held offices such as FFA President, Vice-President, historian, and was the track team and football captain. He was also Vice-President and Secretary in 4-H.
Charles is planning to attend Fort Hays State University in Kansas and his goal is to be a farmer/rancher. His aspiration for the future is to continue to build the family farm and ranch. His intention is to grow the cattle herd as well as increase the amount of farmland in production. One way he is working to accomplish that is by having his own personal cattle herd which he uses to breed cows to produce good marketable calves that he then sells at the sale barn. He also has his own sweet corn business. He raises 5 acres of corn that he plants, waters, weeds, and harvests all by himself. He’s had the pleasure of having his sweet corn sold in the local grocery store and two local restaurants.
When Charles began 4-H at the age of 8, he was just a little kid enjoying his goats with no clue of what he was doing, but he did know that from his first time walking his goat into the show ring, he absolutely fell in love with 4-H and showing. As his time progressed with 4-H, he learned many skills including dedication, organization, respect, time management, financial management, public speaking, and leadership skills. Overall, Charles' time in 4-H has been amazing. Over his 10 years within the organization, he’s made many new friends and learned many new skills, and lessons that will take him far in life. Agriculture is a strong passion in his life and 4-H has cultivated and strengthened that passion.
Charles is the recipient of the Beef Excellence Award Scholarship.