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

Madison County Scholarship Winners

Emma Rife- Emma plans to attend Clark State Community College for agricultural education and then will finish out her schooling at Wilmington College. Emma received her FFA State Degree from breeding and selling rabbits. From her rabbits she has also won Best in Show at Madison County Fair. Emma was a part of her FFA officer team for two years as assistant secretary and historian. 

Lindsey Call- Lindsey is a recent graduate of Madison Plains High School. She will be attending The Ohio State University where she will be majoring in nursing. 

Madeline HeadingsMadeline is the daughter of Dennis and Rebekah Headings of Chuckery. She recently graduated from Fairbanks High School. While at Fairbanks she was a member of the band, FFA, and lettered in golf, bowling, and track.  She received her FFA State Degree in 2022. She will attend the Ohio State University – Wooster/ATI this fall where she will major in dairy herd management. She has been very active in four major dairy breed organizations over the last several years. She has also been active in the Madison County Farm Bureau, helping for several years at Breakfast on the Farm and even attending Ag Day at the Capital in 2020.  

Kirstin EadesKirstin is a recent graduate from Madison Plains High School. During high school she participated in volleyball, basketball and softball. She was class president, a National Honor Society member, on student council, and a youth ambassador through Madison County Prevention. Kirstin also participated in FFA, Yearbook and Quick Recall. She is the 2022 Madison County Junior Fair Queen. Kirstin is attending Ashland University in the fall as part of their honors program and will be majoring in forensic biology and forensic chemistry.

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
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
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
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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