The Keath Killebrew Charisma Award Fund

"You are doing more than planting seeds, we are farmers doing God's work!"
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OUR MISSION

This is more than growing plants. This is about dreaming big and never giving up on your dreams.

By introducing our youth to agriculture and cross-training them in all areas of farming — agronomy, entomology, data analysis, business models, accounting analyze data, expenses and income and fertilizing — we can build a stronger generation of farmers, sustain the ancient art of farming and help our students learn who they are in the process.

Keath Killebrew

co-owner and farmer with the Killebrew Cotton Company in Tchula, Mississippi,
dreamed about farming and ranching as a young boy.

He accomplished everything he ever dreamed of because he was dedicated, woke up every day and hit his knees to pray. He then used his hands, big heart and brilliant
 mind God gave him. Keath was a hard-working farmer that was happy getting his hands dirty in the soil. His passion was to be sure to educate those who wanted to learn, to be able to plant and to take care of their family. Keath’s greatest passion was agriculture and his motto was “Never Give Up. He died living his passion to the fullest, educating those to learn how to live off their land in another country. His life was cut short when he passed away in December of 2021. His legacy lives on in the lives of his family who have made it their mission  to continue his life’s work.

Keath and his twin brother, Heath, have 17,000 acres of row cropfarms spread throughout 6 counties in Mississippi. They farm cattle and bees also.

Keath was not just a farmer, he was an artist who lived life with urgency and adventure. He believed that you have to try in life to accomplish anything. The Killebrew family has set up an award fund in his name called the Keath Killebrew Charisma Award. This Scholarship will be given to a young person who is passionate about agriculture and helping others in this field. Using Keath’s principals of:

  • Integrity
  • Grace
  • Timeliness
  • Accountability
  • Honesty
  • Teamplayer
  • Respect

Keath Killebrew used his spiritual grace, knowledge of agriculture, love of people, sense of adventure, and passion to make the world a better place as a vessel to share God’s love and grace. The Killebrew Charisma Award Fund seeks to continue his life’s work through helping a young person who is passionate about agriculture and serving people through their future career. 

OUR VISION

The Keath Killebrew Award Fund was created for the purpose of supporting education for young men and women interested in agriculture.

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Help make a difference in a young person’s future.

All contributions to this special fund are tax-deductible as charitable contributions under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Tax ID #64-0845750.

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12