Scholarships
Each year, Ohio Farm Bureau provides a comprehensive list of scholarships available to students pursuing degrees in agriculture or related fields. Certain eligibility requirements apply.

 

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships – Applications open January 2023

Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture are invited to apply for a set of scholarships supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Most county Farm Bureaus have their own scholarship programs.

Ohio Pork Council Scholarships Applications are due Jan. 6, 2023

Applications for available scholarships will be awarded for the 2023-2024 school year. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, all applicants must be a member, or the child of an OPC member.

Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Scholarships  – Applications open March 2023

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association in coordination with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation sponsors the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship and the High Family Memorial Scholarship. The Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. The OSIA LEAD Council scholarships are sponsored by the OSIA LEAD Council.

Ohio Ag Council Scholarships – Applications are due February 2023

Ohio Ag Council annually offers scholarships to assist students in pursuing a career in an agricultural-related field. Scholarships are available to high school seniors preparing to enter college or any undergraduate student currently enrolled in college. Applicants or their parent or legal guardian must be a resident of Ohio.

Growmark Foundation Ag ScholarshipsApplications are due Oct. 28, 2022

The GROWMARK Foundation is offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada, pursuing two- or four-year degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field.

USDA Scholarships Application deadlines vary.

Ohio Wine Producers Association ScholarshipsApplications were due Sept. 15, 2022

Two annual, renewable scholarships of $500 will be awarded to select students in recognition of demonstrated interest, aptitude and creativity in advancing the interests of Ohio climate grape growing and wine making. The awards will be based on merit as well as need, and the recipient(s) will be recognized to the membership on the OWPA website and at the annual banquet in Columbus in February.

County Farm Bureau Scholarships

County Farm Bureau scholarship applications vary, with some opening Jan. 3.

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland 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
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
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
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
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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