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OFB Memorial Scholarship program awarded $20,000 for the 2019-20 academic year

Two college students with ties to the northern Marion County region were among the recipients of the Oregon Farm Bureau's Memorial Scholarship Program for the 2019-20 academic year.

Emily Iverson, social media coordinator for the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, and Taysha Veeman, 2019 graduate of St. Paul High School, were among 17 students to receive $20,000 from the Oregon Farm Bureau for the coming school year.

Iverson is a business administration student at Oregon State University, and received a $1,500 scholarship from the OFB.

Veeman graduated from St. Paul High School in May and was named 2019 Marion County Dairy Princess/Ambassador. She received a $1,000 scholarship from the OFB as she begins her first year studying animal science at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

"We congratulate each of the outstanding award recipients, who come from all parts of Oregon, and wish them well in their academic pursuits," said Holly Michaels, OFB Memorial Scholarship coordinator."We also appreciate the contributions of our generous donors and friends who make this program possible. Their gifts are supporting students who are interested in careers in agriculture, forestry, or related fields, which in turn helps keep farming and ranching in Oregon viable the future."

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