2016 scholarship programs for students in agriculture

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation,  Farm Credit Mid-America and several county Farm Bureaus have announced their scholarship offerings for 2016. All scholarship programs assist students in pursuing their education in agricultural-related areas of study and aim to help promote agriculture and agribusiness as a growing field of career opportunities. 

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation
Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities who are pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture are invited to apply for scholarships offered through four programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Collectively, these programs will award at least 12 scholarships in 2016, each featuring a minimum $1,500 award. Applications are due March 31.


County Farm Bureaus offer scholarships
A number of county Farm Bureaus are already offering scholarships for local students studying agriculture and related fields. Here are those who have posted scholarship opportunities thus far, along with application deadlines. This list will be updated as scholarships are announced.

Columbiana – due March 15

Guernsey – due March 30

Adams – due March 31

Brown – due March 31

Butler – due March 31

Clermont – due March 31

Franklin – due March 31

Highland – due March 31

Madison – due March 31

Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties – due April 1.

Ashland, Homes, Medina and Wayne counties – due April 1

Auglaize – due April 1

Belmont – due April 1

Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties – due April 1

Fairfield – due April 1

Hamilton – due April 1

Hocking – due April 1

Logan – due April 1

Lucas – due April 1

Montgomery – due April 1

Ottawa – due April 1

Perry – due April 1

Pickaway – due April 1

Preble – due April 1

Ross – due April 1

Sandusky – due April 1

Seneca – due April 1

Warren – due April 1

Wood – due April 1

Montgomery – due April 18

Licking – due April 29



Callie Wells 

Callie Wells is the director of digital communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.