Deerfield Ag Services is accepting applications for the 2023 Fair Funding Starter Scholarship. Thirty-six junior fair participants were awarded scholarships in its inaugural year of 2022.
During the 2023 fair season, Deerfield Ag Services will once again grant funding to individual youth exhibitors at the start of their projects to offset some of the initial investments associated with fair livestock projects.
Though these scholarships will not likely offset the full cost of getting started, the company hopes to help make it more attainable for junior fair participants to take part in exhibiting the livestock of their choice. The scholarship amounts vary by project, and are as follows:
Rabbit & Poultry – $25
Goat and Lamb – $75
Horse – Up to $100
Swine – Up to $250
Beef – Up to $350
The scholarship is eligible to students in Portage, Stark, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties who are either 4-H and FFA participants. To sign up for the program, students must fill out a brief application below.