The Marion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its recipients for the James H. Johnson scholarship:


Maci Carter is the daughter of Scott and Nancy Carter and a recent graduate of River Valley High School, where she was involved in National Honor Society, volleyball and FFA. In the fall, Maci plans to attend the Ferguson College of Agriculture at Oklahoma State University double majoring in agricultural business and agricultural communications.







Caitlyn Thiel is the daughter of John and Trichia Thiel and a recent graduate of Ridgedale High School, where she was involved in basketball, volleyball, National Honor Society, 4-H and FFA. In the fall, she plans to attend the Ohio State University majoring in agricultural business.








Braden Shuff is the son of Mary Shuff and a recent graduate of River Valley High School, where he was involved in swim, golf, track and field, National Honor Society, Boy Scouts, 4-H and FFA. In the fall, Braden plans to attend Bowling Green State University majoring in aviation. 







Congratulations to all the recipients; the Marion County Farm Bureau wishes you all the best of luck this fall!

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Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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Darke County Farm Bureau

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Clark County Farm Bureau

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Coshocton County Farm Bureau

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Hardin County Farm Bureau

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