Colorado Farm Show 2017 Scholarships
(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) December 21, 2016 – Since 1965, the CO Farm Show has been a long-standing agriculture tradition in the state.The annual three-day event will take place on Jan 24-25-26 at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, CO and it features almost 350 ag-related exhibits and draws more than 30,000 visitors from throughout the region interested in learning more about ag products, services, and machinery. And volunteers with a love for agriculture make it happen. Not only that but the CO Farm Show also GIVES BACK by way of scholarships…in fact counting this year’s awards…the Colorado Farm Show, will have awarded $186,000 in scholarships to Colorado’s graduating High School Seniors that pursuing careers in an Agricultural field of study.
Joining the CO Ag News Network to announce the 2017 CO Farm Show Scholarship recipients is Erich Ehrlich, Chairman of the Marketing Committee…
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The Colorado Farm Show will award eight graduating high school seniors and two college students a total of $23,000 to help with their higher education goals. Six $2,000 Chuck Urano Memorial Scholarships, two $4,000 renewable Colorado Farm Show Scholarships, two $1,500 Colorado Farm Show Secondary Scholarships will be awarded on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at a banquet held in the recipient’s honor at the Events Center at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley CO. This brings the total scholarship dollars awarded by the Colorado Farm Show to Colorado young adults pursuing careers in Agriculture to $186,000.
Chuck Urano Memorial Scholarship Winner’s
The Chuck Urano Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 to honor the late founder of the Colorado Farm Show. It is designed to recognize 4-H and FFA students that have been active in their respective programs, communities, and excel in the classroom.
Alexeea Wilson, of Cedaredge, CO, is a 3.98 student at Cedaredge High School and is a 2017 Chuck Urano Scholarship recipient. She is an active 4 year FFA member and also involved in track, gymnastics, and church. During her 4 years in FFA Alexeea was able to travel to conferences taking back information to help her chapter grow. She is also a dedicated to agriculture and serving others in her community. She believes in “leading with her heart” to help her accomplish her goals and commitments in life. Alexeea plans to attend Colorado State University and major in Animal Science and Business.
Brittany Fetzer, of Haxtun, CO is a passionate member of FFA member and believes her passion and traits learned during conventions will make her a stronger State officer if chosen this next summer. Fetzer participates in FFA, FBLA, volleyball, music, cheerleading, and National Honor Society at Haxtun High School. Brittany is currently president of her Haxtun FFA Chapter. She is currently a veterinary intern at Temple Veterinary. Brittany’s career plan involves Colby Community College in Kansas and Colorado State University to further her education in veterinary medicine and animal nutrition.
Hannah Niccoli, of Joes, CO, is a 3.8 GPA student ranking 4th in her class at Arickaree High School. Hannah has been heavily involved in community service in her town. She had participated and served in Showmanship clinics, Sunday School youth classes, Adopt a Highway, and Memorial Day Services. Her involvement in FFA includes serving as a District IX President and Chapter President. She had also been awarded a number of Chapter Proficiency awards. Hannah is also academically achieving in Knowledge Bowl, Science Fair and as a top biology and physical science student. She is currently deciding on a number of out of state colleges to further her education in Agriculture Education, Agriculture Journalism or Agriculture Communication.
Jacob Wintermote, of Walden, CO is a 4.0 student and ranked 1st in his class at North Park High School. He defines his father to be his most influential person in his life leading him in the direction to further his education in Agriculture to be able to come back and run the family ranch. Jacob has been involved in sports and FFA throughout his high school years. Jacob has had many accomplishments in his North Park FFA Chapter. As freshman he was awarded Greenhand Officer and is now President of his Chapter. In the small town of Walden, Jacob has been involved in numerous community activities such as delivering firewood to the local senior citizens, serving meals, and landscape work at the courthouse and fairgrounds. In the 2015-2016 academic year Jacob was runner-up for the Superintendents Leadership Council Award. Wintermote plans to attend the University of Wyoming and study Livestock Production and Ag Business.
Justis Marshall, of Burlington, CO, is passionate about agriculture, resources, producers, and our future. He is a 4.0 student ranked 1 in his class at Burlington High School. Justis serves as the State 4-H Vice President, FFA Chapter President, and a Board Member of the American Quarter Horse Youth Association. Justis is a three sport athlete in Football, Basketball, and Track. He also participates in Youth Council, FBLA, National Honor Society, and Student Leadership. Justis is currently deciding between three Universities to further his education in either Ag Business, Ag Economics, or Ag Marketing. After earning a degree at a university, Justis plans to attend Law School.
Meghan Smith, of Meeker, CO is a 4.0 student ranked 1st in her class at Meeker High School. Meghan believes the various challenges and commitments she experienced throughout her 4 years in FFA will be an asset for her future success in agriculture. Meghan has been involved in numerous events and competitions while in FFA. In 2016, she was awarded the gold medal for Agriculture Issues in State and Silver Medal at the National Level. She is currently serving as the 2016-2017 FFA Chapter President. Meghan is involved in Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Honor Society, and FBLA. She is also a dedicated community service volunteer, serving Meeker Lions Club and St. James Episcopal Church youth group. Smith plans to attend the University of Wyoming and study Agriculture Business to one-day return to the family ranch.
CO Farm Show Rolling Scholarship Winner’s
The Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship established last year is a four year $1,000/year, renewable scholarship that is awarded to two graduating high school seniors planning on pursuing a degree in an Agriculture field of study at a four-year College or University. Once awarded, recipients of the Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship must reapply each year and show a continued involvement and commitment to Agriculture along with Academic success.
Tyler Camblin, of Holyoke, CO is a dedicated student at Holyoke High School having a 3.8 GPA, with great passion within agriculture. Tyler has been involved in 4-H for eleven years, with a specialty in Market Beef. Tyler also has 9 years of experience in Market Swine. In 2016, at the Colorado State Fair he was awarded as the Reserve Grand Champion Senior Showman. Tyler has been a 4-year member of the Holyoke FFA Chapter. In 2013-2014, he sat on the meats judging team, served as a 2015-Chapter Treasure, 2016-Chapter Vice President. Tyler plans to follow the family legacy and attend Colorado State University to study Agriculture Business and Agronomy.
Brianna McBride, of Windsor High School has been serving Severance 4-H Club for 13 years and Windsor FFA for 4 years. Her outstanding 4.167 GPA had led her to multiple achievements including an internship at Meadows Veterinary Center and a position as a Weld Agricultural Leadership Ambassador. Brianna has been involved in multiple volunteer opportunities including Farm Show Check-in, Auction, and 4-H Weld County Booth at Farm Show. McBride plans to further her education in the growing field of Agriculture Food and Science. She is certain that she can help consumers become more confident in their choice while assisting producers in generating and selling profitable products. McBride is currently deciding between Kansas State University and Iowa State University.
CO Farm Show Secondary’s Scholarship Winners
Also this year like last year are two $1,500 Colorado Farm Show Secondary Scholarships. These Scholarships are awarded to past winners of a Colorado Farm Show Scholarship who are currently pursuing their secondary education in an Agricultural or Vo-Tech field of Study at an accredited College, University or VO-Tech school.
Jessica Rossi, of Oak Creek, CO, is currently attending her second year at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming and the former winner of the 2015 Chuck Urano Scholarship recipient. She developed her passion in the agricultural community by being involved in 4-H, FFA, and Routt County Cattlewomen and has found herself extremely involved at EWC. She is the President of the College Senate, a Student Ambassador, a Student Tutor, and also is a member on the Women’s Basketball Team. As a freshman she was awarded “Top Hand Freshman” by the College of Agriculture, “Lancer of the Year” by EWC Basketball Team, and “Academic All-American” by the NJCAA. In the fall of 2017, Jessica plans to attend the University of Wyoming to finish her degree in Agriculture Business.
Shelby Teague, of Wiggins, CO, is the former Chuck Urano 2014 scholarship recipient and secondary scholarship in 2015. Shelby is currently attending Kansas State University and studying Animal Science and Agriculture Communications. Shelby had the honor this last summer to intern for Western Dairy Association and worked closely with the Denver Broncos to revamp the “Fuel Up to Play 60 Program” for area schools. She is also involved in the Meat Science Association and served on the Meats judging team for one year. Shelby is currently a 3.5 GPA junior student and plans on graduating to work as a farmer with agricultural promotion.
Once again, all of the scholarships will be awarded on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at a banquet held in the recipient’s honor at the Events Center at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley CO.
To learn more about the 2017 Colorado Farm Show January 24-25-26 ,”Know Your Farmer Know Your Food” please visit http://www.coloradofarmshow.com/