Scholarship winners

Ashland County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its 2022 scholarship recipients:

Molly Cordonnier


Molly Cordonnier– Molly is the daughter of Marcus and Julie Cordonnier and is a 2021 graduate of Black River High School. She currently studies animal science with a minor in agribusiness at The Ohio State University with an anticipated graduation date of spring 2025.

“As I look into the future, I want to always be involved in agriculture. My goal is that I will have obtained a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in reproductive physiology. I want to be involved in research and develop technologies to make reproductive techniques more efficient.”

Best of luck, Molly!


Madeline Kellogg– Madeline is the daughter of Brian and Karen Kellogg and is a 2022 graduate of Ashland High School. She plans to attend Wilmington College in the fall studying agriculture education with a minor in animal science. Madeline’s anticipated graduation date is May 2026. When asked where she sees herself in 10 years, she said: “graduated from Wilmington College with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education. I will be teaching high school and middle school agriculture and be an FFA advisor. I would also like to own my own greenhouse to grow things to donate to people in need in my community and to be able to sell to the public.”

Congratulations, Madeline!

Clay SchoenClay Schoen– Clay is the son of Brian and Audra Schoen and is a graduate of Hillsdale High School. Clay currently studies prevetrinarian/animal science with a minor in chemistry at the University of Findlay with an anticipated graduation day of spring 2024. “Growing up on a family farm it did not take long for me to realize that I wanted to pursue a career in the field of agriculture. On the family farm, I was responsible for taking care of a flock of 50 sheep. With this comes a lot of work. The part I most enjoy though is being able to help an animal that is sick or injured and bring it back to full health. My passion for helping my animals is what inspired me to pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian.”

Good luck, Clay!

Megan Schwendeman– Megan is the daughter of Michael and April Schwendeman and is a graduate of Hillsdale High School. She currently attends Wilmington College where she studies food policy and agricultural advocacy, agricultural communications with a minor in sustainability. Megan’s expected graduation date is December 2023.

“After my graduation in December of 2023, I plan on attending law school the following fall to become an agricultural lawyer. In 10 years I want to be establishing my own firm and continuing to grow my connections in the local area. Through my career, I want to help agriculturalists navigate through the world of our judicial system with ease and confidence. I also have a passion for the policy; I want to be active in advocating for issues that affect our home farms and agricultural families.”

Best wishes Megan!

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