Scholarships presented to students pursuing agriculture careers

The Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau awarded seven students $1000 at annual picnic


Students pursuing futures in agriculture receive scholarships to further education.

The Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau returned to Nottingham County Park for their annual picnic on Sunday June 30.

Long term and new members of the Farm Bureau enjoyed beef brisket and the trimmings catered by Sabrena McMichael and Sandy Reyburn, as well as met and congratulated winners of the Scholarship awards and Safety Contest.

Dan Miller, President of CDCFB, with help from Charles Graydus and Janet Robinson, CDCFB board members, presented the awards.

Scholarships up to $1,000.00 are offered to students who live in Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties and are planning further education to enable them to pursue a career in agriculture or an agriculture-related field.

Scholarship checks for $1,000 were presented to the following:

Francis P. Barbour, Bishop Shanahan High School, will attend Penn State University/Main Campus to study Biomedical Veterinary.

Paul M. DeCarlo, Glenmoore, is continuing studies in Landscape Contracting at Penn State University/Berks.

Lyndsi L. Gilbert, W.B.Saul High School, Philadelphia, will study at Penn State University/Berks to study Wildlife Science.

Erin E. Klingensmith, New London Township, will be continuing studies in Dairy Science and Poultry Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.

Tyler B. Lantz, Coatesville, will continue his studies in Agricultural Business Management at Penn State University/Berks.

Samantha M. Lawrence, Technical High School College/Pickering, Phoenixville, will be embarking on Equine and Pre-Veterinary studies at Delaware Valley College.

Charles Luke Trice, Avon Grove High School, West Grove, will be attending Penn State/Main Campus to study Agricultural Science.

The CDCFB is very proud of these fine students and is glad to be providing these scholarships and funding at a time when educational costs have been rising. Our industry increasingly depends on farmers, and those serving the farming industry in the future, having the best education and being equipped with the best and latest technology.

Safety continues to be a concern both on the farm and in our homes. Children of different ages were asked to send in their coloring pages, posters and essays on safety in a contest. Five of the winners attended the Picnic and were able to collect their prizes.

The Picnic was considered an “event to be remembered.” Thanks to Drew and Susan Harrop, who planned the picnic, conducted the games, and acquired the prizes.


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