By Yamhill County Farm Bureau,
Katie Evers and Garrett Duyck will each receive a $1,500 college scholarship from Yamhill County Farm Bureau.
Katie Evers graduated from Dayton High School and is the daughter of Gerald & Dottie Evers of Dayton. Katie is currently a sophomore attending West Texas A&M University where she is pursuing a double major in Agriculture Education and Agribusiness & Equine Industries. While being an active FFA member, Katie was also involved in local community service projects, working summers on her family’s farm and for Ken Wright Cellars. She has continued this high-level of activity at her university, including membership in Chi Omega Sorority, working at a vet clinic and beginning the process of joining a nationally renowned horse-judging team.
Garret Duyck graduated from Newberg High School and is the son of Paul and Joann Duyck of Dundee.. Attending Oregon State University as a sophomore, Garrett is majoring in Natural Resource Management with a focus in Rangeland Stewardship and works in the student training program held by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. He has won many FFA honors, with several in the public speaking area, including reserve state champion. He also served in the demanding position as National FFA President during 2007-08. He continues as a member of the OSU Collegiate FFA, OSU Rifle Team and College of Forestry Ambassador.
Yamhill County Farm Bureau congratulates both scholarship recipients.
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Farm Bureau is a voluntary, grassroots, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state’s farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. As Oregon’s largest general farm organization, its primary goal is to promote educational improvement, economic opportunity, and social advancement for its members and the farming, ranching, and natural resources industry as a whole. “The voice of Oregon agriculture,” OFB works to find solutions that will benefit all of the state’s agriculture producers.
First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties and has more than 8,000 member families that are professionally engaged in agriculture. Barry Bushue, an east Multnomah County berry and nursery stock producer, is OFB’s 15th president.
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