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SD Farm Bureau scholarships awarded to local ag students


Last updated 9/23/2020 at 2:58am

SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Farm Bureau recently announced its 2020-2021 scholarship recipients. Each year scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are pursuing a degree in agriculture, horticulture or a closely related field.

Primary criteria for awards are career goals, work experience, financial need, grades and written expression. Secondary criteria are extracurricular activities and academic honors.

This year, 12 scholarships were awarded to 10 deserving students, with awards ranging between $1,000 to $5,000. A total amount of $28,000 was awarded to this year’s recipients. Two named awards were also bestowed upon Hailey Baldwin for the Fran Hillebrecht scholarship and Sarah Drown for the American Ag Credit scholarship. The farm bureau looks forward to seeing more from these students in the future.

The following students are this years’ scholarship award winners: Nicole Arias (UC Davis), Hailey Baldwin (California State Polytechnic San Luis Obispo), Jacob Banner (California State Polytechnic San Luis Obispo), Christopher Burroughs (Mira Costa College), Sarah Drown (Oklahoma State University), Emily Franco (Texas Tech University), Katherine Golden (California State Polytechnic Pomona), Tori Pedersen (California State Polytechnic San Luis Obispo), Taryn Sehnert (University of Nebraska), and Joseph Schaner (California State Polytechnic San Luis Obispo). Baldwin and Sehnert are from Fallbrook.

The San Diego County Farm Bureau is a nonprofit organization supporting the more than 5,700 farms within the county. The mission of the Farm Bureau is to foster San Diego agriculture through education, public relations and public policy advocacy in order to promote the economic viability, sustainability and community building of agriculture.

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