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


Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation today 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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

Editor’s Note: Captioned photos of winners can be downloaded from the Farm Show photo gallery on the media page at

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Powers - PA Department of Agriculture - 717-603-2056,

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