Marion County names 2020 James H. Johnson Scholarship recipients

Marion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce John Isler and Clayton Lust as the 2020 recipients of the James H. Johnson Scholarship.

John Isler, a graduating senior from Elgin High School, is the son of Dave and Lannette Isler. After graduation, Isler plans to attend the Ohio State University-ATI to pursue a degree in agronomy. He plans to return to the family farm after college and help run the crop farming operation.

Clayton Lust, a graduating senior from Ridgedale High School, is the son of Tom and Tina Lust. After graduation, Lust plans to attend the University of Northwest Ohio to pursue a degree in agribusiness. After college Lust plans to continue farming and be a part of the agricultural field. 

The James H. Johnson Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 by the Marion County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees in honor of James H. Johnson, a Marion county farmer and fire fighter. Johnson worked hard for years to further the Farm Bureau. He gave unselfishly of himself to his family, neighbors and friends. He was taken from the community prematurely in a rescue operation. The objective of this scholarship fund is to support and further the education of Marion County High School graduates. Recipients may be high school seniors, current college or graduate school students.