Roundup of FFA news for Jan. 19, 2017

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PALMYRA, Ohio — The Southeast FFA chapter met Jan. 11 to discuss upcoming events: regional evaluations, Feb. 3; public speaking, Feb. 8 and 15; and the annual FFA Parent-Member Banquet, March 30.

This year, four members are applying for their State Degrees and one member for an American degree.

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BELLVILLE, Ohio — The Clear Fork FFA chapter sold $25,550 in fruit this year. The top three members were: Shelby Tedrow who sold $2,830; Valerie Golden who sold $1,830; and Lauren Mellott who sold $1,000.

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ST. LOUIS — In 2017, the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund in conjunction with the FFA, will award more than $500,000 in scholarships to students looking to study ag-related fields, including farming, agronomy, education, science, technology, business, communications and more.

Now through Feb. 1, students looking to pursue higher education in an agriculture-related field of study from a two- or four-year program or trade school are eligible to apply for a $1,500 scholarship.

This year, more than 350 scholarships will be awarded across 41 states. For more information about the program, rules and eligibility information, visit www.GrowAgLeaders.com or apply at www.ffa.org/scholarships.

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