Escondido, CA –Congratulations to the 2020-2021 San Diego County Farm Bureau 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 – $5,000. A total amount of $28,000 was awarded to this year’s recipients. Two named awards were also bestowed upon Hailey Baldwin (Fran Hillebrecht scholarship) and Sarah Drown (American Ag Credit scholarship). We look 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 (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Jacob Banner (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Christopher Burroughs (Mira Costa College), Sarah Drown (Oklahoma State University), Emily Franco (Texas Tech University), Katherine Golden (Cal Poly Pomona), Tori Pedersen (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Taryn Sehnert (University of Nebraska), and Joseph Schaner (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo).
The San Diego County Farm Bureau is a non-profit 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. For more information, visit www.sdfarmbureau.org.