Warren County scholarship recipients

Congratulations to the 2024 Warren County Farm Bureau Scholarship recipients.

Kale Shaffer has been named the recipient of the 2024 Fred Pursley Scholarship. Shaffer is a student at Wilmington College, majoring in agronomy. He has a passion for the agricultural industry. Shaffer said, “I believe that agriculture will play a huge part in my life. It is what I have known since I was little, and now what I am pursuing as a young adult. It is what I want to work in and be a part of for the rest of my life.” Shaffer plans to graduate from college and join the workforce in the agricultural field. While working, he would like to help his dad on their family farm. His goal is to expand and grow the farm alongside his brothers.

Kelsey Buchert, Karrigan Kahrs, Emma Schatzel, and Logan Heitzman are also recipients of Warren County Farm Bureau Scholarships.

Kelsey Buchert is a student at the University of Cincinnati, pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing with a focus on emergency and trauma medicine, community and mental health.

Karrigan Kahrs will be attending The Ohio State University, studying animal sciences. Kahrs hopes to attend veterinary school or work in the agricultural field.

Emma Schatzel is a student at The Ohio State University, studying early childhood education.

Logan Heitzman is attending The Ohio State University, pursuing a bachelor of applied sciences. After graduation, Heitzman plans to pursue a career in precision agriculture with a focus on data and analytics. He also aims to become well-versed in the use of drone applications for fertilizers, helping farmers use drone software to monitor crops and livestock herds, and optimizing field management.

Warren County Farm Bureau is proud to support the youth of Warren County and their advancement in education. Congratulations to all the recipients!

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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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Kevin Holy

Geauga County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan
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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

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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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