Three students from Monroe County will each receive a $500 scholarship to help with expenses for their upcoming college year, thanks to Monroe County Farm Bureau. From the applications submitted, Korah Anderson of Lewisville, Alayna Christy of Woodsfield, and Madison Huck of Lewisville, where selected as the 2022 scholarship recipients.

Korah Anderson
Korah Anderson

Korah is the daughter of Eric and Darcie Anderson. She participated in 4-H for 12 years and during her time she served as a Health Officer, Secretary, and Vice President of her 4-H club. Korah also participated in Noble and Monroe County Junior Fair Boards, and Monroe County Junior Fair Board Royalty Committee Chair. Korah is attending the University of Findlay and majoring in Animal Science with a pre-veterinary medicine emphasis.  

“With my goal to become a veterinarian, it is likely that I will work daily with local farmers working to manage their family-owned herds, rather than large commercial operations. To ensure that I have a job in the future, it is imperative that local farmers receive the business and support that they need to stay in operation.”

She is thankful for the numerous opportunities the agricultural industry has provided for her and she looks forward in giving back to the community as a veterinarian. Korah hopes to one day work in a large or mixed animal practice.

 

Alayna Christy
Alayna Christy

Alayna is the daughter of Vaughn and Pam Christy. She participated in 4-H for 13 years and during her time she served as Recreation Officer, Health and Safety Officer, Treasurer and club President. Alayna is also attending University of Findlay with a major in Animal Science/Pre-Vet.

“My goal after completing my education is to return to Monroe County to open my own veterinary clinic. This clinic will be for both large and small animals, and will provide care to the animals of not only Monroe, but surrounding counties that also lack a vet. I plan to have old school hospitality, with modern techniques to serve my clients and patients.”

She is currently a member of the beef cattle show team, Pre-Vet club, member and historian of Mortar Board Collegiate National Honors Society and secretary for Collegiate FFA. Alayna’s goal in to obtain her doctorate in veterinary medicine with a focus in mixed animal medicine, with a specialty in bovine theriogenology.

 

 

Madison Huck
Madison Huck

Madison is the daughter of Chris and Christina Huck. She participated in 4-H for 14 years and during her time she served as Reporter, Secretary, and Treasurer of her 4-H club. Madison is majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Business Management and Business Administration at the University of Findlay.

“Working with animals has always been a passion of mine because of my deep roots in 4-H and living on a farm. With a degree in animal science and minoring in marking, I am hopeful to have a career with agricultural marketing along with food safety. I have had the opportunity to complete two internships at a meat processing facility and in the fall of 2021, I was able to become HACCP certified.”

She has had the opportunity to expand her knowledge and interests with beef cattle since becoming an animal science supervisor at the University of Findlay Animal Science Farm. Madison’s long term goal is to find a career while also expanding her interests and knowledge.

Monroe County Farm Bureau congratulates these three fine students on their accomplishments and wishes all the best to our area graduates in their future endeavors. For more information on Monroe 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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