ST. LOUIS — With the help of local farmers, 22 Ohio students have been awarded scholarships from the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
In Ohio, the 2017 Grow Ag Leaders scholarship recipients were: Christopher Baird, Springfield; Isaiah Beaver, Houston; Jordan Boyer, Deshler; Evan Conrad, Metamora; Carley Coppler, Carey; McKenzie Davis, Van Wert; Cade Field, Green Camp; Katie Frost, Bloomingburg; Kevin Fruth, Fostoria; Derek Goodman. Cardington; Braden Heizer, Leesburg; Amber Herman, Ottawa; Sydney Hoffa, Massillon; Jared Minor, Circleville; Jacob Schlichter, Oxford; Joseph Schmidt, Payne; Trenton Schwartz, Wapakonata; Luke Scott, Bucyrus; Zachary Steiner, Creston; Rex Tietje, Deshler; Taylor Tyo, Greenville; David Wise, Howard.
Grow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are open to students 23 and younger, who live in eligible counties and are planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in trade schools, community colleges and four-year universities.
The scholarships are awarded in $1,500 increments to students pursuing an ag-related field of study, including farming, agronomy, education, science, technology, business or communications.
In order to be eligible to receive a Grow Ag Leaders scholarship, students had to be nominated by a farmer in their state.