Scholarship Winners banner

Warren County Farm Bureau is pleased to award two $500 scholarships and five $1,000 scholarships. The recipients will be awarded their scholarships during the Warren County Fair. The recipients for 2023 are:

  • Logan Heitzman is the son of Andy and Melanie Heitzman of Blanchester. He will receive the $1000 Fred Pursley scholarship. Logan is a sophomore at Ohio State studying agriculture systems and management.
  • Ethan Bally is a 2023 graduate of Springboro High School. He is the son of Kurt and Judy Bally of Lebanon. He will receive a $1000 scholarship. Ethan plans to attend Miami University to study environmental sciences and geology.
  • Kale Schaffer,  a 2023 graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, is the son of Keith and Connie Shaffer of Waynesville. He will receive a $1000 scholarship. Kale plans to attend Wilmington College to study agriculture.
  • Caroline Bensman  is the daughter of Thomas and Christine Bensman of Waynesville. She will receive a $1000 scholarship. Caroline has been attending Ohio State ATI in Wooster the past two years pursuing an associate’s degree in agronomy. In the fall she will be in Columbus working on a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management.
  • Austin Vonderhaar,  a 2023 graduate of Clinton-Massie High School, is the son of David and Cyndi Vonderhaar of Oregonia. He will receive a $1000 scholarship. Austin plans to attend Sinclair College to study agribusiness and accounting.
  • Kelsey Buchert a 2023 graduate of Lebanon High School, is the daughter of Jamie and Zach Buchert of Lebanon. She will receive a $500 scholarship. Kelsey plans to attend  the University of Cincinnati in the fall of 2023 to obtain her BSN.
  • Rachel Kuhlman, is the daughter of David and Judie Kuhlman of Mason. She will receive a $500 scholarship. Rachel is a junior at Texas A&M University studying animal science and pursing a minor in equine studies.

Congratulations to our scholarship winners, we wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors!

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.
Mandy Way's avatar
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.
Ernie Welch's avatar
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.
Matt Aultman's avatar
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.
Jaclyn De Candio's avatar
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.
Jenna Gregorich's avatar
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.
Jared Hughes's avatar
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.
Austin Heil's avatar
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.
Mary Smallsreed's avatar
Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Suggested Tags: