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Scholarships & Contests

2019 New York State Guernsey Calf Scholarship

The Calf Scholarship Award Program is sponsored by the New York State Guernsey Breeders Association for the purpose of encouraging those who do not presently own Guernseys to become involved with the Guernsey Breed. A purebred Guernsey Calf will be awarded to the applicant who shows interest in the Guernsey breed and who has demonstrated the capabilities of developing the animal to its fullest potential. Applicant must be age 9-15 as of January 1st of application year. You do not have to belong to 4-H, FFA, or a breed club to participate.

Applications are due March 1, 2019. Contact Kim at ksb3@cornell.edu or 607-664-2571 if you have any questions.  Download the application here.

New York Farm Bureau Offers Scholarships To Students Who Plan An Ag-Related Future.

New York Farm Bureau is encouraging high school seniors who will continue their education to prepare for a career in some way connected to the diverse agricultural industry to apply for the New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship sponsored by the New York Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee. Scholarship awards are $1,500 for first place, $1,200 for second, and $1,000 for third place. District winners will each receive $100 and a memento.County winners are recognized at the discretion of their County Farm Bureau.

Students applying must have a family Farm Bureau membership or a Student Farm Bureau membership (a membership application may be included with scholarship enclosures). Students are required to complete an application which is a fillable pdf available on the NYFB website, and submit a brief 300-500 word essay discussing an issue facing agriculture in their county, explaining how they think NYFB can support members who may deal with this issue.We suggest that they feel free to visit the NYFB website www.nyfb.org to learn more about Farm Bureau.

At the District level scoring will determine the County winners as well as the District winner.The judging event may necessitate a personal interview and essay presentation or may be based solely upon the application and attachments.The judging will take place prior to April 20, 2019.The state winner selection will be made from District Winners based solely on the submitted applications; there will be no personal interviews.

The application submission deadline is March 1, 2019. For scholarship information and the application visit http://nyfb.org/programs/promotion-education/scholarship or contact Sandie Prokop at sprokop@nyfb.org or 1-800-342-4143.

Remember to save a copy of your placings to send to the CCE Office postmarked by February 1 to be eligible for the County Contest. 

Global Challenge: The NY Youth Institute March 29, 2019, registration due February 27

The New York Youth Institute is a life-changing experience at Cornell University where high school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in New York and around the world.
Students research issues they care about, and propose their ideas to solve these grand challenges.
To learn more about this years event and register please download the flyers below.
2019 Challenge 2019 NY Flyer


Kim Randall
4-H/Youth Development

Last updated February 4, 2019