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Ohio AgriBusiness Association Awards 2018-2019 Scholarships

First Year for OABA Endowed Scholarship Fund Recipients

Each year, the Ohio AgriBusiness Association Educational Trust scholarship program awards scholarship dollars to students enrolled in an agriculture-related field attending The Ohio State University and Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute, Central State University, Clark State Community College and Wilmington College. Scholarships were awarded through the OABA Educational Trust, the George Greenleaf Agri-Industry Endowment and the OABA Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The OABA Educational Trust scholarship fund is supported by donations from OABA member companies, and through four primary fundraising activities: a Bowling for Scholarships event, two Golf for Scholarships outings and a Target: Scholarships sporting clays event.

This year, OABA awarded $28,000 in scholarship dollars to the following individuals.

Central State University 

  • Dazjuan Britman of Columbus, Ohio
  • Destiney Cooper of Chicago, Illinois

Clark State Community College 

  • Hayden Toops of South Vienna, Ohio
  • Melinda Dugan of South Charleston, Ohio

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

  • Katlynn Fuller of Oakwood, Ohio
  • Caley Legg of Willard, Ohio
  • Austin Tallman of Oak Harbor, Ohio 

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

  • Mary Buehler of Anna, Ohio
  • John Gilson of Wooster, Ohio
  • Andrea Krendl of Continental, Ohio
  • Mackenzie McNeely of Toledo, Ohio
  • Meredith Oglesby of Hillsboro, Ohio
  • Megan Ritter of Findlay, Ohio
  • Ellyse Shafer of Bellville, Ohio
  • Christopher Shoup of Orrville, Ohio
  • Riley Steiner of Rittman, Ohio
  • Rose Vagedes of Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • Emily Witker of Xenia, Ohio
  • Logan Woodyard of Richmond Dale, Ohio 

Wilmington College

  • Logan Dyer of Waynesville, Ohio
  • Sam Richer of Wauseon, Ohio
  • Cody Volz of Corner, Ohio

The George G. Greenleaf Agri-Industry Endowment was established in 1985 to recognize George Greenleaf during his 25 years as an association executive in the grain, feed, fertilizer and pesticide industries. The fund recognizes outstanding students with an interest in agribusiness.

This year, the George Greenleaf Agri-Industry Endowment awarded $8,500 in scholarship dollars to the following individuals.

Clark State Community College

  • Kohlson DeWitt of Plain City, Ohio

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

  • Caitlyn Corrigan of Norwalk, Ohio
  • Chloe Myers of Lancaster, Ohio

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

  • Brady Bergefurd of Wilmington, Ohio
  • Austin Schaffner of West Unity, Ohio
  • Cody Tegtmeier of West Salem, Ohio

Wilmington College

  • Bailey Barber of Blanchester, Ohio
  • Kendra Stahl of New Washington, Ohio

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association Endowed Scholarship Fund, established through The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and through a $100,000 gift from the OABA Educational Trust, provides financial support for Ohio State students working toward agricultural degrees and enrichment opportunities through their education. Scholarships were awarded for the first time during the 2018-2019 school year.

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association Endowed Scholarship Fund awarded $4,000 in scholarship dollars to the following individuals.

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

  • Austin Tallman of Oak Harbor, Ohio

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

  • Geoffrey Norris of Wooster, Ohio
  • Brandon Palmer of Amherst, Ohio
  • Felicia Rocco of Parma, Ohio

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George Greenleaf on Wednesday 05/15/2019 at 11:39PM wrote:

What a great service you and your team are accomplishing for our agricultural youth, for Ohio Agriculture’s service industries and our State’s economy and future. Thank you for your foresight and leadership in this very important area. Pass this on to your industry
leaders as well. We are so proud of you and your fine team!! It is a fine record of service to
agriculture.

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