Scholarship winners

Wayne County 2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Wayne County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the 2019 scholarship recipients:

Mary Baker
Mary is the daughter of Roger and Diane Baker and grew up in Wooster. She currently attends Albion College in Michigan working toward a political science degree with a Spanish minor. Her anticipated graduation date is May 2020. After graduation, Mary plans to attend law school to become an agricultural lawyer. Mary shared that “Law school will provide an outlet so that I am able to become an educated leader and will give me the opportunity to be a part of an industry that I have a strong passion for while being a part of the movement to ensure agriculture’s well being and future success.” Good luck Mary!


Cody Tegtmeier
Cody is the son of Randy and Heather Tegtmeier and graduated from Northwestern High School in June 2018. Cody studies agribusiness and applied economics with a minor in agronomy at The Ohio State University. His expected graduation is 2022. As a student at Ohio State, Cody is a College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ambassador, in Alpha Zeta Partners Honorary, a Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity member, Ohio State Ag Business Club member, and Ohio State Crops and Soils Club Member. Congratulations Cody!


Philip Eberly
Philip graduated from Northwestern High School in May 2016 and is the son of Daniel and Rebecca Eberly. He plans to graduate in 2020 with a degree in food science and technology from The Ohio State University. While in college, Philip stays busy serving as Farm House-ATZ Fraternity vice president of administration, Ohio FFA State Food Science and Technology CDE student coordinator, Citation Needed Community Events Co-Chair, Alpha Zeta Partners Honorary, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ambassador, and as a member of the Ohio State Food Science Club. Congratulations Philip!

Joel Shoup
Joel is the son of Don and Judy Shoup and graduated from Smithville High School in May 2019. While attending high school, Joel was also taking post-secondary classes at OSU-ATI and has already completed over 25 credit hours of college classes. Joel plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in animal sciences. His goal is to “Work as a swine nutritionist to help producers maximize profitability and fee conversion, and find ways to develop rations that can fill the void left by decreasing antibiotic usage.”  Good luck Joel!


Kaci Way
Kaci graduated in May 2016 from Northwestern High School and is the daughter of Carl and Tammy Way. Kaci expects to graduate in May 2020 from The Ohio State University where she studies animal sciences. While attending college, Kaci is also involved in Ohio State Saddle & Sirloin, Ohio State University General Livestock Judging Team, H2O Church, Ohio State CFAES peer mentor, Alpha Sigma Upsilon Agricultural Sorority, and 4-H. She also plans to participate in an Animal Sciences Summer Research Program Internship this summer. Good Luck Kaci!


Abbey Werstler
Abbey is the daughter of Michael and Melinda Westler and is a graduate of Triway High School. Abbey studies agricultural communications and youth development at The Ohio State University with an anticipated graduation date of 2021. She has been very active in serving on fair boards and 4-H committees as well as being selected 2019 Miss Agriculture USA for Wayne County. Just recently, Abbey was crowned Ohio’s Miss Agriculture USA! Abbey shared, “I am hoping to see the public shy away from fear of agriculture and increase their knowledge and support for farmers and the industry as a whole.” Congratulations Abbey!

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