2021 Ashland County Farm Bureau Scholarship Winners Announced

Ashland County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its 2021 scholarship recipients:

Maryellen Bliss- Maryellen is the daughter of Dion and Rhdawnda Bliss and is a graduate of Hillsdale High School. She is currently attending The Ohio State University, studying agriscience education with a minor in production agriculture. Maryellen expects to graduate in the spring of 2022. “After I graduate college, my goal is to start my career as a high school agriculture educator and FFA advisor. I want to be in the classroom with students sharing my passion and helping them find their passion in this critical time of their lives. Agriculture education’s mission is to prepare ‘students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.’” Congratulations Maryellen!

Molly CordonnierMolly Cordonnier– Molly is the daughter of Marcus and Julie Cordonnier and is a 2021 graduate of Black River High School. She plans to study animal sciences and agricultural business at The Ohio State University with an anticipated graduation date of spring 2025. “The fact that there is so much change happening in the agriculture industry is so exciting and I want to be part of that change. I want to help the industry produce better quality and better producing animals through genetics and more efficient reproduction operations.” Best of luck Molly!


Destiny LafeverDestiny Lafever– Destiny is the daughter of Mark Lafever and Kristine Lafever and is a 2021 graduate of Crestview High School. She plans to attend The Ohio State University in the fall studying veterinary medicine with a minor in animal sciences with anticipated graduation date of May 2025. “My love for animals has grown over the years and growing up on a small farm and showing animals through 4-H and FFA has impacted how much love I have for animals. In college I hope to gain the education necessary to fulfill my dream of being the third generation veterinarian in my family.” Good luck. Destiny!

Molly MoffettMolly Moffett– Molly is the daughter of Steve and Becky Moffett and is a graduate of Hillsdale High School. She currently attends Wilmington College where she studies agriculture communications and agriculture policy. Molly’s expected graduation date is May 2022. “My passion is to advocate for the whole agriculture industry and teach the public. My career goal is to be able to land a marketing communications job position with an agriculture company. Preferably, a company involved with the dairy industry.” Congratulations, Molly!

Clay SchoenClay Schoen– Clay is the son of Brian and Audra Schoen and is a graduate of Hillsdale High School. Clay currently studies animal sciences with a double minor in chemistry and biology at the University of Findlay with an anticipated graduation of spring 2024. “My passion for helping my animals is what inspired me to pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian. As a large animal veterinarian, I hope to specialize in animal reproduction and be on the cutting edge of the new science of artificial insemination and embryo transfer. In addition to my work as a large animal veterinarian, I would also serve as a leader in my community and my industry.” Good luck, Clay!