New York Farm Bureau Seeking Scholarship Applicants

New York Farm Bureau

New York high school seniors who are graduating and interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can apply for New York Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Statewide winners can earn up to $1,500 towards their future education.

The applicant or their family must be a New York Farm Bureau member, and the student must live and/or work on a farm in the state. The student must also complete the application which includes writing an essay addressing an issue facing agriculture in their county and how Farm Bureau may support its members in addressing it.

Scoring will determine both county and district winners and may include a personal interview.  Each district winner will receive $100 and then compete for one of three state scholarships worth $1,500, $1,200 and $1,000, based on their submitted applications. The judging will take place prior to April 20, 2021.  

For more information, including the application, go to New York Farm Bureau’s website at The scholarship information can be found under “Promotion and Education” in the programs section of the website. You can also call the New York Farm Bureau office at 1-800-342-4143. Completed application packets must be returned to New York Farm Bureau in Albany with a March 1, 2021 postmark deadline or via email to

 New York Farm Bureau is the State’s largest agricultural lobbying/trade organization. Its members and the public know the organization as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.” New York Farm Bureau is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community.

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