Clinton County Farm Bureau is proud to announce the 2019 Jamie Florea Memorial Scholarship recipient is Jacob Miller.
Jacob Miller is the son of Aric and Rhonda Miller of Blanchester, Ohio. A 2019 graduate of Blanchester High School, Jacob plans to study agriculture systems management at The Ohio State University.
Jacob has been actively involved in the Blanchester FFA Chapter where he has received his Greenhand and Chapter degrees. He is also a State Degree recipient. As a freshman Jacob received the Freshman Class Outstanding Leadership Award and the Top Scholar Award – Agriculture, Food, Fiber and Natural Resources Class. While serving as the Chapter reporter his sophomore year, he continued to earn both the Star Chapter Farmer Award and the Chapter Proficiency Award in Specialty Crop Production. As a Junior, Jacob was the Chapter Proficiency Winner in Diversified Crop Production, the top scholar in his Structural Engineering Class and won the Outstanding Junior Award. He also placed second individually at state for the Grain Merchandising CDE. His senior year he continued with the Grain Merchandising CDE and won first place at the state level. He also earned third place at state for Livestock Judging CDE Prelims second place at state for Farm Business Management CDE.
Jacob excels in his academics as he is a member of the National Honor Society and Leadership Clinton. Jacob also attended Buckeye Boys State where he served as the director of agriculture and worked with the assistant director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He also managed to balance a busy school schedule with four years of varsity tennis and two years of varsity golf. Within these two sports he received many recognitions, including First Team All-League and Team MVP.
Jacob has also been involved with 4-H for the last nine years. He has many accomplishments there as well. He has been active in the Livestock Judging contest every year and has placed in the top three places individually for the last three years. He also represented the goat barn in 2016 in the Tony Grapevine Sweepstakes at the County Fair. Jacob has also served as a 4-H camp counselor for the last four years.
All of these activities and accomplishments have taught Jacob valuable lessons, helped him to become a better leader and have shown him the amount of dedication one must have to succeed.
Congratulations to Jacob! We are proud to support your educational endeavors. We wish you the best in the future!