The New York Farm Bureau Promotion & Education Committee is encouraging high school seniors who have been involved with agriculture and plan on continuing studies in this field to apply for the 2019 New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship.
¨ 2019 graduating high school seniors who will continue their education to prepare for a career in some way connected to the diverse agricultural industry.
¨ Live or work on a farm or be involved with agriculture via any avenue.
¨ Family Farm Bureau membership or student Farm Bureau membership is required and may accompany application.
Process and Procedure
¨ Applications and information available at www.nyfb.org or by calling 1-800-342-4143.
¨ Students are required to complete an application which is a fillable pdf available on the NYFB website and submit a brief 300-500-word essay discussing an issue facing agriculture in their county, explaining how they think NYFB can support members who may deal with this issue.
¨ Completed application packets must be returned to New York Farm Bureau in Albany. A March 1, 2019 postmark deadline or via email.
¨ A District level competition will be held. Scoring will determine the county winners as well as the District winner. The judging event may necessitate a personal interview and essay presentation or may be based solely upon the application and attachments. The judging will take place prior to April 20, 2019. Each District winner will receive $100 plus a memento of their selection.
State winner selection will be made from District winners, based solely on the submitted applications; there will be no personal interviews.
The application is a fillable pdf and must be downloaded, completed, saved, and you may email or mail it for submission.