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Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau awards scholarships - 06/22/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2018


The Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee recently awarded scholarships totaling $1,000 to three deserving 2018 high school graduates. The three award winners were selected from a field of 16 excellent candidates.

The award winners are:

Holly Espinoza:  $500 award;  a graduate of Hermiston High School. Holly is the daughter of Joe & Roberta Espinoza of Hermiston.  Holly will be attending Eastern Oregon University where she will major in Nursing.

Christopher Lee Weinke: $250 award;  a graduate of Pilot Rock High School. Christopher is the son of Michael & Nancy Weinke of Pilot Rock. Christopher will attend Treasure Valley Community College and major in Animal Science and Horse Production.

Coby Mac Dougherty: $250 award; a graduate of Heppner High School. Coby is the son of Clifford & Dawna Dougherty of Heppner. Coby will be attending Blue Mountain Community College where he will study Precision Agriculture and Aerial Spraying.

Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to local youth.

For more information contact: Julia Spratling, Secretary/Treasurer, Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau, Phone/Fax 541-457-6045.

UMATILLA-MORROW COUNTY FARM BUREAU
815 SW COURT STREET
PENDLETON, OREGON  97801

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Deschutes County Farm Bureau announces scholarship winners - 06/04/18


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2018

Deschutes County Farm Bureau is proud to announce winners of this year’s scholarship program, which awarded $8,500 to students from families who are members of Farm Bureau. 

Three students were given $1,500 scholarships and four received $1,000 scholarships.

The $1,500 award recipients are Ethan Stengel, Cody Nance, and Andrew Stengel. 

The $1,000 award recipients are Heather Fenderson, Callie Nance, Alexander Cyrus, and Sam Mitchell. 

Congratulations to all scholarship winners! 

The annual scholarship program is open to students from Deschutes County Farm Bureau member families.

Farm Bureau membership pays off! Not a member? Join today at https://oregonfb.org/join/.

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* Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

The state’s largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state's farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas.

First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties and has nearly 7,000 member families professionally engaged in agriculture. Deschutes County Farm Bureau represents 2,733 families.

OFB Education Foundation announces Memorial Scholarship recipients - 06/01/18

 

The Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education is pleased to announce the following (14) fourteen recipients of the Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship.  

This scholarship program is open to new and continuing full-time students (12 or more hours per quarter or the semester equivalent).

Applicants must be an Oregon high school graduate or an Oregon home school graduate with a full year, 24 semester or 36 quarter hours, of completed college coursework documented by a transcript.  Homeschool graduates must also provide proof of parents Oregon residency.  Applicants must be preparing for a career in agriculture or forestry.  Additionally, children and grandchildren of voting members of OFB are eligible regardless of major.  Students attending institutions outside of Oregon are also eligible.

The goal of the OFB Memorial Scholarship is to: “Support students that will have a positive impact on production agriculture and other agricultural related fields.”

The following students have been identified to receive a $1,500 scholarship (2):

Tyler Gustafson
Agribusiness Management
Oregon State University
Benton County

Quaid Quisenberry
Animal Science
California Polytechnic State University
Douglas County

The following students have been identified to receive a $1,000 scholarship (12):

Kourtney Lehman
Agribusiness Managment
Oregon State University
Baker County

Elissa Durning
Agricultural Science
Oregon State University
Linn County

Phillip Shullanberger
Agribusiness Management
Treasure Valley Community College
Lake County

Emily Iverson
Business Administration
Eastern Oregon University
Clackamas County

Morgan Orem
Animal Science
Oregon State University
Morrow County

Megan Hufford
Animal Science/Pre-vet
University of Idaho
Union County

Diana Lewis
Animal Science
University of Idaho
Washington County

Jack Isaenhart
Agribusiness Managment
Oregon State University
Coos County

Alexandra Colton
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University
Union County

Kacie Melville
Crop & Soil Science/Agronomy
Eastern Oregon University
Wallowa County

Lily Wheaton
Animal Science/Rangeland Science
Umpqua Community College
Douglas County

Jamie Evers
Biology/Health Sciences & Professional Writing
Oregon Institute of Technology
Washington County

The OFB Foundation for Education thanks the following 2018-19 Scholarship Donors:

COUNTRY Financial
Wilco
Oregon Mint Commission
Union County Farm Bureau
Josephine County Farm Bureau
Malheur County Farm Bureau
Voss Farms, LLC
Columbia County Farm Bureau
Marion County Farm Bureau
Yamhill County Farm Bureau
Larry & Pam Zwiefel
Hood River County Farm Bureau
Tillamook County Creamery Association
Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians
Multnomah County Farm Bureau
Linn County Farm Bureau
Elizabeth Vanleeuwen
John T. Rossner Endowment Fund
Various individual Farm Bureau members 

These awards are made possible through the continuing support of our scholarship fund donors and our volunteer advisory committee members.

For more information, contact Andréa Kuenzi, OFBMS Scholarship Coordinator, at ea@oregonfb.org">andrea@oregonfb.org

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Find farm stands & u-picks with Oregon's Bounty (Photo) - 05/25/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2018

Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm events with Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org

Strawberries, asparagus, squash, and salad greens — not to mention bedding plants, flowering baskets, and fresh-cut flowers — are just a few favorites of spring’s agricultural bounty in Oregon.

But if you want to venture out into the country, where can you buy directly from the source?

“Everyone knows where their local farmers market is. But what about roadside farm stands, u-pick fields, and on-farm events out in rural areas? That’s where Oregon’s Bounty comes in,” said Anne Marie Moss, OFB Communications Director.

Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org is a searchable directory of nearly 300 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public.

Oregon’s Bounty allows visitors to do keyword searches for specific agriculture products — such as berries, cauliflower, honey, or eggs — and/or search for farms within a specific region of the state. Visitors can also do a keyword search for “u-pick” or “events” to find farms that offer those activities.

“Oregonians love farm-fresh food. Thanks to the diversity of agriculture in this great state, we can buy an enormous variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, foliage, meat, and nuts directly from the families who grew it,” said Moss.

“Each of the farms listed in Oregon’s Bounty are owned and operated by Farm Bureau members who are proud to share what they’ve raised with the public,” said Moss. “Spring is a great time to take a trip into the beautiful countryside and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand.”

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* Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

The state’s largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state's farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas.

First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties and has nearly 7,000 member families professionally engaged in agriculture. OFB’s 15th President, Barry Bushue, is a third-generation farmer raising a variety of vegetables, berries, and pumpkins at a nearly century-old farm near Boring.

 

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