4-H rewards young leaders

4-H rewards young leaders

Scholarships & Contests

Beginning Dairy Leader and Junior Dairy Leader Program - Due June 30

This one-year program explores careers in the dairy industry along with hands-on experiential learning for a select group of youth ranging from 16-19 years old as of August of current year. The program presents youth with a realistic view and experience for the dairy industry as a viable, profitable and progressive business sector young people can look to for career opportunities while also building personal and professional skills. For more information and the application for the Jr. Dairy Leader visit https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/youth/junior-dairy-leaders

For the Beginner Dairy Leader Program youth must be entering at least their sophomore year in high school. For more information and application visit https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/youth/beginning-dairy-leader-program

Applications are due June 30, 2018. Contact Kim at ksb3@cornell.edu or 607-664-2571 if you have any questions.

American Goat Federation https://americangoatfederation.org/

Youth Scholarship Program - due August 20

To encourage education and development of youth involved in the goat industry and who hold a current membership, or whose parents or guardians are members in The American Goat Federation or any of its member organizations. List of AGF Members


Email: info@AmericanGoatFederation.org, or Phone: 765-430-2075

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from https://americangoatfederation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCRAPIE-SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION-FORM.pdf

More info is on the web at https://americangoatfederation.org/education/why-should-you-care-about-scrapie/youth-scholarship-program/

NYS Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF) and the NYS Show Peopleā€™s Association Scholarship (NYSSSA)

Deadline: TBA

The NYSAAF and the NYSSA offer an annual scholarship program which is available to students who are New York State residents, who currently are (or have previously been) active in a fair that is a member of the NYSAAF and who is in his/her senior year of high school in New York State and plans to attend (or already attends) college in pursuit of a degree in agriculture or fair management at an accredited institution of higher learning. The fair where you have been active must endorse your application and will submit it for you. Up to ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Check http://nyfairs.org/scholarship.htm for updated information for 2017!

Applications, 2 letters of reference, and transcript must be submitted by a member Fair of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs. The deadline for submitting your application to a Member Fair is TBA. Steuben County applications are to be sent to Bob Whitney, 8000 Mt Washington Road, Bath, NY 14810. Applications are expected to be available the end of January at http://nyfairs.org/scholarship.htm or contact the CCE Office.

USDA Offers Agriculture Loans for Youth age 10-20

Loan recipients may use money to buy livestock, equipment, and supplies; buy, rent, or repair needed tools and equipment; and pay operating expenses for running the project. A maximum of $5000 may be borrowed. Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes operating loans to individual rural youths to finance income-producing, agriculture-related projects of modest size in connection with their participation in 4-H clubs, Future Farmers of America, and similar organizations. Each project must be part of an organized and supervised program of work. The project must be planned and operated with the help of the organization advisor, produce sufficient income to repay the loan, and provide the youth with practical business and educational experience in agriculture-related skills. To apply or learn more about youth loans or other loan programs, contact your local USDA Service Center or contact the Steuben County Farm Service Agency at 776-7398 ext. 2 for more information.


Kim Randall
4-H/Youth Development

Last updated May 9, 2018