Friday, 04 December 2020

Lake County Farm Bureau announces 2020 scholarship recipients

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Four local students have been selected to receive a Lake County Farm Bureau scholarship.

The LCFB scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing an agricultural field and is based on academic merit, extra-curricular activities and a demonstrated interest in agriculture.

The group feels that it is important to support these young agriculturalists in their educational endeavors so that they come back to enrich beautiful Lake County.

These scholarship recipients are Jared Pyzer, a 2020 Middletown High School graduate, attending UTI to study mechanics; Abbey Brown, a 2020 graduate of Middletown High School, studying veterinary medicine at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Rayne Reese, a 2020 Middletown High School graduate, studying animal science at Santa Rosa Junior College; and Rebecca Harper, a 2019 Upper Lake High School, who will be entering her second year at Oklahoma State University studying animal science with an emphasis on livestock production.

The Wildhurst Scholarships have a broader scope and are open to all exceptional students pursuing a degree.

The Hans and Carol Dobusch Scholarship Committee chose Madison Naughton, a 2020 Lower Lake High School graduate, studying international relations. The Myron and Marilyn Holdenried Scholarship Committee awarded Allison Bryant, a 2020 KHS graduate, studying environmental science and continuing her volleyball career at Catawba College in North Carolina.

The Lake County Farm Bureau raises money for its youth education and scholarship programs during the Annual Meeting Dessert Auction which would be in its ninth year. Scholarship recipients are usually honored at the Annual Meeting and usually assist in the Dessert Auction activities. LCFB also hosts a raffle that benefits scholarships and other youth agricultural programs such as 4-H and FFA.

Unfortunately, the Lake County Farm Bureau has postponed its Annual Meeting and Love of the Land Dinner, where scholarship funds are normally raised. However, the board is hoping to reschedule for the fall or develop another creative way to raise money for the Lake County Farm Bureau scholarship program.

“We appreciate all the community's support over the years for this important program and we look forward to continuing to honor successful young students in our community,” the Farm Bureau said in a statement.

The Lake County Farm Bureau is Lake County’s largest farm organization, representing over 450 farm families and individual members. LCFB strives to protect and promote farming throughout Lake County and to find solutions to challenges on the farm and throughout the rural community.

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