The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has a unique grant opportunity to grow the level of engagement in youth-led drug use prevention in Appalachian Ohio, increase the number of young people leading evidence-based prevention efforts in their communities, and to develop a network of Appalachian Ohio communities working to empower their young people.

Twelve grants will be awarded in Appalachian Ohio for adults interested in establishing a local high school-aged youth-led program or strengthening an existing youth-led program by grounding it in the Strategic Prevention Framework, which is a comprehensive guide to plan, implement, and evaluate prevention practices and programs and Youth Empowerment Conceptual Framework, which identifies the core programmatic components needed to empower youth to become community change agents.

There is the potential for additional support for leadership workshops, additional professional development for adults who take part in the training, and dollars to support the evidence-based strategies that young people will lead in their schools and communities.

More information can be found on FOA’s website or from this brief one-page overview. The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m.

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
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Bethany Starlin

Hocking County Farm Bureau

Available scholarships
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Advocacy
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