Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Awards $52,500 to Top Ag Students

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation has presented 15 Pennsylvania students enrolled in college agriculture programs with scholarships totaling $52,500, during 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $1.7 million to assist young agriculturists in preparing for the workforce.

“Since its start in 1993, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation has supported career preparation for tomorrow’s agriculture leaders,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “We look forward to watching these students’ careers in agriculture grow as they join us in ‘Cultivating Tomorrow’.”

This year’s recipients were each awarded $3,500. Ten students currently enrolled in Pennsylvania State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences will receive an additional $2,000 from the university.

Scholarship recipients (PSU students are noted with an asterisk.):

  • Mikara Anderson*, Three Springs, Huntingdon County
  • Kaitlin Bell, Nottingham, Chester County
  • Jaren Bomgardner*, Annville, Lebanon County
  • Ethan Brummer*, Millerstown, Perry County
  • David Buckwalter*, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County
  • Ashley Dobbin, Halifax, Dauphin County
  • Killiann George*, Newport, Perry County
  • Haley Jo Hess, Saegertown, Crawford County
  • Brooke  Kline*, Newport, Perry County
  • Madison McGinnis*, Indiana, Indiana County
  • Roarke  Miller*, Annville, Lebanon County
  • Renee Svonavec*, Rockwood, Somerset County
  • Marley Stonesifer, Lewisberry, York County
  • Geovanni Swartley, Friendsville, Susquehanna County
  • Madison Weaver*, Ephrata, Lancaster County

The Pennsylvania Virtual Farm Show features hundreds of online educational and entertaining events and resources.

The 2021 virtual show runs January 9-16, 2021 on the Pennsylvania Farm Show FacebookInstagram, and on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. “Cultivating Tomorrow” panel discussions on the most pressing challenges to Pennsylvania agriculture, at 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM daily, can also be viewed live at

For more information about the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show, visit

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