Farm Credit Mid-America Scholars Program – Deadline to apply: 12/31/2020

Farm Credit Mid-America is again excited to host the FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA SCHOLARS in 2021. This program awards $5,000 in scholarship support over a two year period. It has built-in leadership and financial development workshops as well. We’re looking for the next generation of leaders – leaders who want to make a difference in the field of agriculture – to be members of our 2021-22 cohort. The typical candidate is a rising sophomore or rising junior in the fall of 2021, pursuing a degree in agriculture from a university within our four state footprint (IN, OH, KY and TN). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

We also offer $1,500 scholarships to students attending accredited two- or four-year colleges, universities or vocational/trade schools. Recipients of our CUSTOMER AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP must be children or grandchildren of Farm Credit Mid-America customers pursuing careers supporting the agricultural industry.

The application can be found on our website at https://e-farmcredit.com/scholarships.

Deadline to apply is December 31, 2020.

Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarships – due 1/15/2021

The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is pleased to offer $44,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies related to the soybean industry and the field of agriculture. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021 by 11:59 pm. Applications are available at www.soyohio.org/scholarship.

Undergraduate scholarships:

  • Seven undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000 each
  • One $3,000 Robinson W. Joslin Scholarship, which was established to recognize a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential.
  • One $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship, named to honor Dr. Vijayendran’s contributions to the soybean industry through his scientific research and commercialization activities at Battelle. This scholarship was founded to support those pursuing a degree related to science, technology or soybean research.

Undergraduate Eligibility: Applicants must be Ohio residents enrolled as full-time students at an Ohio college or university, having attained at least sophomore status by the fall of 2021, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Eligible majors include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, biotechnology, bioenergy, biofuels, food science, crop science, environmental science, agricultural communications, agricultural business, agricultural education or any of the agricultural disciplines or related fields.

Graduate scholarships:

  • Three scholarships of up to $5,000 each

Graduate Eligibility: Students must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an Ohio college or university. Applicants must be conducting research in bioproducts, biotechnology, biobased materials, bioengineering, biopolymers or a related field, and must be focused on advancing the soybean industry. Applicants must have proof of legal residency in the U.S.

National Corn Growers Association Scholarship – due 12/4/2020

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation. Five $1,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate college students.

To apply, students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com.

Applications must be submitted by December 4, 2020. The application is available here: http://www.ncga.com/scholarships

Ohio State College of Food, Ag, & Environmental Sciences Scholarship – Deadline 2/15/2021

All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2021-22 academic year.

You will only need to fill out one application to be eligible for scholarships from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ATI/Wooster. The priority deadline for completing the application is February 15, 2021.

The simple on-line form requires you to write a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, provide details about involvement in groups. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will only need to complete this application for 2021-22 as the supplemental questions are within this application. Applicants who have participated in 4-H regardless of University/College, Campus, or major are to complete this application and the additional supplemental questions when you check “Yes” on the involvement in 4-H. www.cfaes.osu.edu/scholarships

Cargill Global Scholars Program – Applications due 3/4/2021

The application is now open for the Cargill Global Scholars Program – a distinctive, 2-year scholarship and enrichment program providing financial support, mentorship, and the unique opportunity for U.S. college students to participate in leadership development seminars, including engaging with fellow Global Scholars from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia. Please review the PDF for details on eligibility requirements. To learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program and to start an application, please visit: http://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/. The application deadline is Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Farm Credit Mid-America Scholarships – Due 12/31/2020

We’re excited to host FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA SCHOLARS in 2021. This program awards $5,000 in scholarship support over a two year period. It has built-in leadership and financial development workshops as well. We’re looking for the next generation of leaders – leaders who want to make a difference in the field of agriculture – to be members of our 2021-22 cohort. The candidate is a rising sophomore or rising junior in the fall of 2021, pursuing a degree in agriculture from a university within our four state footprint (IN, OH, KY and TN). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

We also offer $1,500 scholarships to students attending accredited two- or four-year colleges, universities or vocational/trade schools. Recipients of our CUSTOMER AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP must be children or grandchildren of Farm Credit Mid-America customers pursuing a career supporting the agricultural industry. Rising freshman through rising seniors are invited to apply.

If you know someone who is majoring in agriculture and would be a good candidate for either of these scholarships, we would appreciate your sharing information with them. The application can be found on our website – click here. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2020. If you have any questions about the scholarship program, contact Randy Barbee at randy.barbee@e-farmcredit.com; 502-494-5713.

Scholarship Opportunity: Precision Agriculture – Due 9/25/2020

Precision Agriculture:  Positive Impacts on the Environment Scholarship Contest
Farms.com is pleased to announce a contest for a chance to win one of three US $2,000 scholarships for students who have a precision agriculture idea that will have a positive impact on the environment.

In addition to the $2,000 scholarship prize, the winners, as determined by voting in each country, will be invited to participate in a Student Panel as part of Farm.com Precision Ag Virtual Conference in November 2020, where they will have the opportunity to present their thesis idea in more detail to farmers attending the Farms.com Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference and Trade Show. Full details and application can be found at https://www.farms.com/precision-agriculture/conferences/virtual-precision-ag-conference-2020/scholarship-contest. Deadline is 11:59 pm, Friday September 25, 2020

Farm Science Review will be a Virtual Show in 2020

For the first time in its nearly 60-year history, The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, scheduled for Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, will not be held in-person. Instead, a virtual show will be
implemented for 2020. The farm show, sponsored by Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), annually attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada to the show site in London, Ohio.

“We are committed to delivering a robust and innovative virtual show in support of agriculture during this pandemic,” said Cathann A. Kress, vice president and dean of CFAES. “Throughout its history, the Farm Science Review has been at the forefront of showcasing the future of agriculture,” she said. “While it may look different in 2020, we will continue to meet the needs of our growers and partners through access to exhibitors, virtual demonstrations, and education about the most recent advancements in agricultural production.”

The three-day event normally allows agricultural producers to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, view field demonstrations, and learn the latest in agricultural
production. Popular educational programs feature specialists from The Ohio State University, Central State University, and other land-grant institutions.

“Due to the rapidly changing conditions in the spread of COVID-19 across the U.S., the decision was made to hold a virtual show,” said Nick Zachrich, Farm Science Review manager. “We have
worked diligently to plan for another incredible show demonstrating the newest developments in equipment, research, and application to support agricultural production.” Current conditions are not conducive to hosting an in-person event. “With our multigenerational audience, we determined a need to prioritize everyone’s health and ensure that we are doing our part to contain the spread of the virus during this global pandemic,” he said.

While extremely disappointing for everyone involved, Zachrich said that Farm Science Review management and its executive committee believe this is the right decision to keep visitors,
exhibitors, partners, and staff safe. In addition, the State of Ohio Responsible Restart guidelines currently limit mass gatherings. There is little reason to anticipate changes in the next two months that would provide for the ability to meet Farm Science Review’s daily in-person attendance of between 35,000 to 50,000 visitors.

“We understood early on that regardless of the number of cases, the show would have to take drastically different approach in order to meet the health and safety requirements for COVID19,
such as physical distancing and sanitization,” Zachrich said. “While we would have liked to wait until closer to the event to make a decision, we felt compelled to let suppliers, exhibitors,
and partners know so they can begin to plan for a virtual show.”

More information will be shared in the forthcoming weeks about the 2020 virtual Farm Science Review program and how to engage. Visit fsr.osu.edu for ongoing updates.

All media inquiries should be directed to Sherrie Whaley, CFAES media relations coordinator, whaley.3@osu.edu, 614-292-2137.

Writer:
Sherrie R. Whaley
whaley.3@osu.edu
614-292-2137 / 614-582-6111

Source:
Nick Zachrich
zachrich.13@osu.edu