Delaware County Farm Bureau congratulates the recipients of its 2022 scholarships: Brooke Skinner, Sidney Schmaltz and Allison Riley. 

Brooke Skinner is from Delaware, Ohio and lives on her family farm. She attended Buckeye Valley High School and was a part of Key Club, NHS and student council. She has been involved with agriculture mainly through 4-H and the Delaware County Fair. She raised and exhibited market steers and goats, as well as competed with her horse and dog. She is attending Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts with honors, majoring in biochemistry with a pre-med track. Brooke hopes to become a dermatologist.

Sidney Schmaltz is from Ashley, Ohio. She graduated from Buckeye Valley High School where she played varsity golf and lacrosse. She was a member of National Honor Society and Key Club. Sidney was the salutatorian of the graduating class. Sidney is also an equestrian having ridden since the age of 5 and competed as a hunter/jumper as well as through the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. Her family lives on a farm where they grow flowers and raise Icelandic sheep. Sidney attends the University of Pittsburgh where she majors in marketing with a concentration in sports.

Allison Riley is a 12-year member of 4-H who specializes in poultry and nutrition projects. She has held many leadership positions through 4-H including serving on the Delaware County Fair Royalty Court, working as a camp counselor at 4-H camp, and representing the Ohio 4-H Health Heroes. She graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 2021 and now attends Miami University where she studies biology and environmental science.

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

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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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