The New York Farm Bureau and the Long Island Farm Bureau have teamed up to encourage high school seniors who have been involved with agriculture and plan on continuing an education in the field to apply for the New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship, sponsored by the New York Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee.
Scholarship award amounts are $1500 for first place, $1200 for second and $1000 for third place. The first place winner will be invited to present their essay at a NYFB spring event.
Students applying must have a family Farm Bureau membership or a student Farm Bureau membership.
In addition, students are required to submit a brief essay answering the question, "If you had the power to change something in your community or on your farm, what would you change and why?"
The application submission deadline is November 18. To nominate someone for the scholarship or to request an application, call 1-800-342-4143.