The Richland County Farm Bureau is pleased announce an offer for two $500 scholarships to deserving students that meet one of the following criteria:

• High school senior who is, or whose parents/guardians are, Richland County Farm Bureau member(s), and is entering an accredited college, trade school or university as a full-time student. Preference given to those students who enroll in an agricultural-related major.

• College student who is, or whose parents/guardians are, Richland County Farm Bureau member(s), and is presently enrolled as a full-time student in a four year or two year university, an apprenticeship program or a trade school, in agriculture- related course of study.

Applicants will need to upload a transcript from the academic institution they are currently attending and at least one letter of recommendation from someone other than a relative (example: a teacher, pastor, advisor, employer, etc.) at the time of application.

Applications are to be made online, using this link, and are due no later than June 1, 2020. 

Past recipients of this scholarship may not apply.

Scholarship monies will be paid directly to the applicant to be used for school, books and living expenses following the next semester, or equivalent. All recipients must have a 2.5 GPA (or equivalent on a 4.0 scale) during college. Recipients will receive the funds after submission of their respective transcript detailing their grades for the first semester, or equivalent, for the academic year AND proof that the student is enrolled as a full-time student for the next grading period.

Recipients will be given three tickets to attend the Richland County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting where the scholarship winner(s) will be recognized.

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
Sara Tallmadge's avatar
Sara Tallmadge

Ashland 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.
Mandy Way's avatar
Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
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.
Austin Heil's avatar
Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
Jim Bruner's avatar
Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
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
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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