The Licking County Farm Bureau board of trustees has designated funds to assist with the next generation of youth pursuing careers that support the agricultural industry. Applicants must reside locally to Licking County and be members of the Licking County Farm Bureau, or have parents who are members. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2022

Applicant Qualifications

-Applicant must reside locally to Licking County.

-Parents of the applicant (or applicant) must be a Licking County Farm Bureau member.

-Applicant must be a high school graduate, senior in high school graduating this school year, or higher at the time of application working towards a degree, CDL license or occupational program certification (certification must be a minimum of 600 hours culminating in the student earning an industry-recognized credential, license, or certificate of completion).

-Selection preference given to students pursuing a degree in agricultural or environmental related major. Occupational program certificates that support the agricultural industry such as diesel mechanic, heavy truck technician training, etc. are also encouraged to apply.

-Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Required items:

-Letters of recommendation: Must provide three references.

-Transcripts: Copy of your most recent high school and/or college/technical school transcripts.

-Essay questions: Please answer the following question. (Limit your responses to 300-500 words):

America’s farmers are leading the way in climate-smart practices that reduce emissions, enrich the soil and protect our water and air, all while producing more food, fiber and renewable fuel than ever before. How do you see your generation continuing to improve climate smart farming? 


To apply, visit the scholarship page and complete the online application.

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
Bethany Starlin's avatar
Bethany Starlin

Hocking County Farm Bureau

Available scholarships
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.
Matt Aultman's avatar
Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
Jenna Gregorich's avatar
Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton 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
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
Jaclyn De Candio's avatar
Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
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
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.
Mary Smallsreed's avatar
Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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