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Two students from Guernsey County will each receive a $500 scholarship to help with expenses for their upcoming college year, thanks to Guernsey County Farm Bureau. From the applications submitted, Kenzi Combs from Senecaville and Cheyann Smith from Quaker City were selected as the 2022 scholarship recipients.

Scholarship winner Kenzi Combs
Pictured: Kenzi Combs

Kenzi is the daughter of Edward Combs and Shannon Fondale. She is appreciative of her family for teaching her to have a good work ethic and for a strong support system to encourage her to reach her goals and overcome any obstacles.

“My volunteer service includes helping the Byesville Rotary, helping elementary students read, cleaning trash up along the road, and collecting donations for local food pantries, and dog shelters. I enjoy playing basketball and softball with my sisters and teammates. I love spending time outside whether it’s on our farm, hunting, fishing or going to the pond to play with my dog. I also enjoy showing our cattle at the fair and participating in FFA competitions and activities.”

Kenzi plans to attend Muskingum University in the fall to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Her goal is to obtain a job at one of the local hospitals to be able to help as many people as possible. She also plans to get a master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner.

Scholarship Winner Cheyann Smith
Pictured: Cheyann Smith

Cheyann is the daughter of Jesse and Tiffany Smith. She has worked on her family’s farm, participated in 4-H, Buckeye Trail FFA, Buckeye Trail Lady Warriors basketball, played softball, and ran track.

“Throughout my life I have been blessed to have so many inspiring people to look up to, to make me want to continue my future in agriculture. I would especially like to thank my family because without them I would not be where I am today in this industry. Even with all my hobbies such as showing cattle, playing basketball, helping further my FFA chapter and helping out on the farm, it has all taught me the value of hard work and dedication”

Cheyann plans to attend Ohio State ATI in the fall and major in business management and livestock production management so that one day she can make a difference in the agricultural industry.

Guernsey County Farm Bureau congratulates these two fine students on their accomplishments and wishes all the best to our area graduates in their future endeavors. For more information on Guernsey County Farm Bureau, or available scholarships for next year, phone 740-425-3681 or email [email protected].

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Advocacy
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