Delaware County Farm Bureau has selected three deserving scholarship recipients based on superb academic performance, agricultural involvement and more. 

Delaware County Scholarship Winners


Abigail Facemyer- Abigail would like to express her sincere appreciation for the organization’s support of her academics. Growing up, she was involved in the Market Beef Program in 4-H. She showed numerous steers and feeders at both the Delaware County Fair and the Hartford Fair. These experiences truly shaped her, as she strived to work hard and support those around her. This spring, she received her bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences with a Bible minor at Cedarville University where she will be continuing her education to obtain a doctorate of pharmacy degree. Her passion for pharmacy involves promoting appropriate medication counseling, adherence, and safety for the care of patients. Currently, she is employed at Kroger as a student pharmacist where she has the opportunity to apply the knowledge that she is learning in the classroom.

Noah Hildebrand- Noah Hildebrand lives with his family in northeastern Delaware County.  As a long-time member of the Won by One 4-H Club, he has raised fancy and market poultry for many years.  Noah was home-schooled and also completed the welding and sheet metal fabrication program at the Delaware Area Career Center. He plans to continue his education at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology and eventually have a career in the welding field. 

Audrey Justice- Audrey is currently a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she is pursuing a bachelor of science in global conflict studies with minors in Arabic, Spanish, and homeland security. At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, she is involved in the Student Court and is a member of the National Security Student Association. In the future, she hopes to work in the field of counterterrorism and intelligence. Before attending university, she grew up on a farm in Sunbury with her family. On their farm, they raise corn, soybeans, and wheat as well as raise show cattle. She attended school in the Big Walnut Local School District and graduated in 2021. Audrey showed Angus and Simmental breeding heifers through 4-H at regional, state, and local fairs throughout her entire eligibility. Audrey remains a member of the American and Ohio Simmental Association and the American and Ohio Angus Association.

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

Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
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
The plan we are on is great. It’s comparable to my previous job's plan, and we are a sole proprietor.
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Kevin Holy

Geauga County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan
We work terrifically with the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau, hosting at least one to two outreach town hall events every year to educate new farmers and existing farmers on traditional CAUV and woodlands.
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David Thomas

Ashtabula County Auditor

CAUV: Past, present and future
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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

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