For Immediate Release
Contact Communications Director Perry Garner 515.598.4674
National Scholarship Coordinator Helene Bergren 515.598.4670
Three Midwest youth win National
Farmers’ 2016 Farm Kids for College Scholarships
AMES, Iowa (May 3, 2016)—Students from Ohio, Missouri and
Wisconsin ran away with the wins in National Farmers’ 2016 Farm Kids for College
Scholarship competition. And all three intend to direct their futures toward animal
Garrett Stanfield, Manchester, Ohio, Rebecca Sjostrand,
Hartsburg, Mo., and Allissa Frisle, Prairie Farm, Wis., earned top points in the
competition, which requires students to write two agriculture-related essays, detail
their involvement in independent agriculture and future plans, and provide evidence
of academic and community achievement.
Stanfield will graduate from Mason County High School,
Maysville, Ky. He assists with beef herd management on his family’s farm in Ohio,
including daily care, such as nutrition and breeding decisions. He also helps during
calving and with record keeping.
Stanfield is president of the Mason County High School
FFA chapter, and is regional vice president. He also serves as a trustee on the
board of the American Junior Simmental Association. He earned the Kentucky FFA State
Degree in 2015, is part of National Honor Society and participates in 4-H breeding
and market projects. He plans to attend Redlands Community College, El Reno, Okla.,
and ultimately earn a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He intends to work in
the livestock genetics industry to optimize livestock breeding, and become part
of improving sustainability in the beef industry.
Sjostrand will graduate from Southern Boone County
High School, Ashland, Mo. Through the Supervised Agriculture Experience Program
in FFA, she started a swine and poultry operation, and markets, poultry, eggs and
market hogs to the public, including local restaurants.
Sjostrand has served as president, vice president
and reporter of the Southern Boone County High School FFA chapter, and as Area Officer.
She has also served as president of Englewood 4-H Club, and belongs to National
Honor Society. She plans to attend University of Missouri at Columbia, majoring
in animal science, then continue her education in veterinary school to become a
large animal veterinarian.
Frisle will graduate from Prairie Farm High School,
and is involved in her family’s farm, FrisleVue Holsteins, which includes a 75-cow
milking herd. She owns about 20 Holsteins, either in whole, or in part, with her
sisters. She assists with barn preparation and afternoon milking, vaccinations and
general herd health. Additionally, she has input into sire selection, and assists
with calf and heifer feeding.
Frisle’s activities include Wisconsin Junior Holstein
Association, FFA, 4-H, Family, Community and Career Leaders of America, Forensics,
National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Youth in Christ, band, sports and drama.
In FFA, she earned the Greenhand Award, Top Scholar Award and Blue and Gold Award.
She has been on the A honor roll every semester. She plans to attend University
of Wisconsin at Madison, majoring in dairy science.
Scholarship recipients must major in an agricultural
career field at an accredited college or university. The competition is open to
high school seniors, and the award is for the college freshman year. The competition
is launched each fall, with three winners being announced the subsequent spring.
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