Scholarships Available for Agricultural Leadership Conference

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The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is providing $4,000 in scholarships for young agriculturists to attend the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference July 17-19 in Naples.

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“This year’s conference will include a variety of entrepreneur-focused workshops, competitive events and ample time for networking and sharing ideas,” said Michael Rogalsky, assistant director of field services.

The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is providing $4,000 in scholarships for young agriculturists to attend the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference July 17-19 in Naples.

Sixteen $250 scholarships will be awarded to Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18-35 to attend the conference. Priority of scholarships will be given to first-time attendees of the conference.

“We are excited to provide these scholarship opportunities to young farmers and ranchers across the state,” said Michael Rogalsky, assistant director of field services. “This year’s conference will include a variety of entrepreneur-focused workshops, competitive events and ample time for networking and sharing ideas.”

Themed, “Agriculture in Paradise,” the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference will be held at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Registration for the conference is $100 per individual plus lodging. To apply for a scholarship, visit https://floridafarmbureau.formstack.com/forms/yfrscholarship. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2015.

Scholarship funding is available through the support of the Southern Farm Bureau Life and Casualty Insurance Companies.

Florida Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 147,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.

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