Trumbull County 2024 scholarship winners

Trumbull County Farm Bureau would like to honor our 2024 scholarship recipients. 

Milenka Moody is the daughter of Terry and Richard Moody and the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. She is a 2023 graduate of Jefferson High School and is currently attending the University of Findlay, with a double major in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine and a minor in chemistry. Milenka is currently a member of multiple organizations on campus such as the Pre-Vet Club, Block and Bridle, and Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter. After graduation, she plans to continue her education to earn a doctorate in veterinary medicine to work in large animal medicine to provide affordable and timely care to the community. 

Zachary Meyer is the son of Barbara and William Meyer and is receiving a $500 scholarship. He is a 2019 LaBrae High School graduate and is planning to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Zachary has been involved in multiple community food distribution services such as Findlay City Mission and has participated in the planning committee for the Food Animal Medicine Student Symposium. He has worked as a veterinary assistant for Countryside Veterinary Service from 2020-2024 and at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in 2023. Zachary plans on working as a veterinarian in large animal medicine to assist and collaborate with farmers to maximize their farm’s capabilities. 

Carlie Easterday is the daughter of Emily Shoenberger and Jeremie Easterday and the recipient of a $250 scholarship. She is a 2024 graduate of Trumbull Career and Technical Center and plans to attend Kent State University, majoring in sports medicine. Carlie volunteers with the Champion Youth Basketball program, NTHS assisting teachers creates donations, and crochets hand towels for the elderly on her own. Carlie intends to complete her education at Kent State University and continue her education to become a medical doctor practicing orthopedic surgery. 

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
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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
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
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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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