Search Site   
News Stories at a Glance
China says it will expand farm imports, drop sorghum tariffs
Shiawassee County officials putting more rules on wind

States’ animal health officials vigilant against illness at fairs

SNAP requirements a big sticking point for farm bill
Search Archive  
Spotlight on Youth for November 8, 2006
Ora Callahan awards given to Hancock County 4-Hers
GREENFIELD, Ind. The 2006 Hancock County 4-H winners of the Ora Callahan awards for achievement, leadership, and citizenship were announced at the recent Hancock County, Ind. 4-H Awards program.

The Achievement recipients include 10-year 4-H member Jessica Plummer, a graduate of New Palestine High School and now a freshman at Purdue University; and Frank Roney, a nine-year 4-H member and currently a freshman at Cedarville University studying Computer Engineering.

Leadership winners were Holly Shore, a 10-year 4-H member and Greenfield High School graduate now a freshman majoring in Pharmacy at Purdue University; and Caleb Paugh, a nine-year 4-H member and currently a senior at Pendleton Heights High School.

Winners of the Citizenship awards were Alyse Vail, a 10-year 4-H member and Mt. Vernon High School graduate who is now a sophomore Business major at Indiana University; and Brad Westcott, an eight-year 4-H member and a junior at Mt. Vernon High School.

Callahan began these annual awards in 1963 to encourage 4-H members to stay in 4-H longer; to provide an incentive for 4-H members to set goals; to motivate 4-H members to take a large variety of projects; and to build Blue Ribbon members as well as blue ribbon projects.

Monsanto and NAFB offer agriculture scholarship program
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Monsanto and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) have teamed up for the third year in a row to offer the Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program to high school seniors nationwide.

One hundred $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in agriculture who clearly demonstrate excellence in the areas of academics, leadership and real-world agricultural experience.

In order to qualify for the scholarships, applicants are required to come from a farm family, plan to enroll as full-time students in an agriculture-related academic major in an accredited school, and be committed to pursuing a career in agriculture.

Applicants will also be evaluated on their academic records, leadership and extracurricular activities, and personal essays submitted as a part of the application process.

Students can contact their agriculture teacher, local Monsanto retailer, local NAFB affiliated radio station or visit or to learn more about the scholarship program and apply.

The scholarship application deadline is February 15, 2007. This farm news was published in the Nov. 8, 2006 issue of Farm World, serving Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.