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Farmers Union Scholarship Looks to Agriculture’s Future

Scholarship Deadline Extended to June 30, 2015

The education foundation of the New England Farmers Union is offering a $500 scholarship to a student who will study agriculture at a 2-year or 4-year accredited institution this fall. The scholarship enables Farmers Union to develop the next generation of farmer leaders who will succeed in agriculture and advocate for family farmers. The deadline has been extended to June 30, 2015.

Farmers Union is a member-driven organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, fishermen, and their customers through educational opportunities, co-operative endeavors and civic engagement. It was founded in 2006 as a regional member of the National Farmers Union (NFU), an agricultural advocacy organization founded in 1902 and based in Washington, D.C.

Each applicant must be a Farmers Union member, or the child of a member, to qualify. Student memberships cost $25, and joining is easy on our website. Information about the scholarship, including the application, which is due June 30, 2015, is at:

The winner will be announced July 31. Other Farmers Union education initiatives include sending members each year to NFU's College Conference on Co-operatives, Beginning Farmer Institute, Legislative Fly-Ins to Washington, D.C., and an annual conference for women farmers.