St. Paul horticulture student is among 17 recipients of this year's Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship Program awardees

COURTESY OF OREGON FARM BUREAU - Oregon Farm Bureau logoElizabeth Brentano of St. Paul was among 17 recipients of the 2020-21 Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarships, the bureau announced recently.

Brentano studies horticulture at Oregon State University, and her scholarship was sponsored through the John Rossner Memorial Endowment.

Farm Bureau scholarships are administered through the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation, which awarded a total of $24,000 to students this year.

The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation, through its Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship Project, offers scholarships to individuals such as Brentano, who are preparing to continue their education through a junior college, a four-year college or university in an agricultural related major. Children and grandchildren of voting members of Oregon Farm Bureau are eligible regardless of their major. Contributions are received throughout the year in support of the OFB Memorial Scholarship Project.

"We appreciate the contributions of our donors and friends who make it possible for these young people to pursue a career in the agriculture industry. Your gifts help to keep Oregon agriculture viable," said OFBF Memorial Scholarship Coordinator Holly Michaels.

Brentano was among six $2,000 scholarship awardees. The others were: Katie Sherer, Tillamook County, who studies biological/biosystems engineering at OSU; John Stables, Jr., Yamhill County, who studies range science and management at OSU; Elizabeth Kenagy, Douglas County, who studies agricultural business and management at OSU; Kaitlyn Schumacher, Linn County, who studies accounting and finance at OSU; Macy Roselle, Umatilla County, who studies agricultural business and management at Oklahoma State University; Matthew Orem, Morrow County, who studies farm and ranch management at Blue Mountain Community College.

Scholarships of $1,000 were awarded to: Erick Rencken, Umatilla County, agriculture business and management at University of Idaho; Sarah Michaels, Douglas County, nutrition and dietetics at University of Idaho; Gracelyn Krahn, Linn County, animal science at Linn-Benton Community College; Charles Harris, Washington County, electrical and agricultural engineering at Linn-Benton Community College; Alexis Thomas, Linn County, agronomy and crop science at Brigham Young University; Megan Hufford, Union County, agricultural production operations at University of Idaho; Amanda Fox, Lane County, animal science at OSU; Justin Thomas, Washington County, engineering at OSU.

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