The Ohio Agri-Women recently named the recipients of its 2019 scholarships. The recipients include McKenna Marshall, Meredith Oglesby, Abbygail Pitstick and Lauren Almasy. Ohio Agri- Women is part of American Agri-Women, a national coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women. Here are more details about the scholarship winners:
McKenna Marshall is the $1,000 Graduate Scholarship winner. She is attending Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up working on her family dairy and crop farm, while experiencing Ohio Agri-Women with her mother. She hopes to stay involved with her family farm while working as a farm and small animal vet.
Meredith Oglesby is the $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship winner. She is attending The Ohio State University majoring in agricultural communication with a minor in environment, economy, development, and sustainability. While maintaining a herd of cattle she hopes to work in communications for the non-profit sector focused in food security and hunger, increasing food access and healthy eating across the state of Ohio.
Abbygail Pitstick is the $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship winner. She is attending Wilmington College majoring in Animal Science with minors in Agribusiness and Crop Production. She owns and operates Sister’s Cattle Company consisting of purebred Hereford cows. She hopes to expand her cattle operation while working in the Animal Nutrition field.
Lauren Almasy is the $500 Entrepreneurial Scholarship winner. She is attending The Ohio State University majoring in Animal Science and Dairy Production. She grew up on her family farm that led her to starting her own Brown Swiss herd. She developed a “Farm to Fridge” program to present at libraries to educate consumers about where their milk comes from and collect donations for the food pantry. She hopes to work as a Dairy Nutritionist.
American Agri-Women promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and energy supply. Since 1974 AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. For more information or to join visit AmericanAgriWomen.org. Find and follow AAW on social media at: Facebook.com/AgriWomen/, Twitter.com/Women4Ag/(@Women4Ag) and Instagram.com/AmericanAgriWomen/ (@americanagriwomen).