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Scholarship available for 4-H, FFA projects

 


Lincoln County 4-H and FFA participants and groups who will have new projects for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to apply for the New Crop Scholarship. The scholarship deadline is August 1st, 2019 and the online application can be found at http://www.newcropscholarship.wordpress.com.

Qualified applicants will be new 4-H or FFA members or current members who plan to do an agriculture-related project they have never done before or a project that helps continue the education and tradition of agriculture. 4-H clubs and FFA chapters can also apply for the scholarship if they are planning a group project that meets the mission of the scholarship.

Applicants are asked to provide a completed application, including a detailed project proposal and budget and two letters of recommendation. Applicants whose projects meet the scholarship requirements and who submit completed applications are then interviewed by the scholarship committee. Interviews occur on Sunday during the Lincoln County Fair at the fairgrounds.

The New Crop Scholarship was started after the Davenport Farmers Market disbanded in 2015. The leftover funds from the market were used to create the scholarship with the mission of helping youth expand their agricultural education and instill a passion to continue the tradition. Each year, organizers host an Annual Farm-to-Table dinner to raise funds for the scholarship. The dinner, hosted at the Guhlke family’s Big Red Barn near Davenport, includes a six-course meal prepared by Chef Aaron Fish of the Eat Good Group (the Wandering Table, the Guilded Unicorn, the Yards, Eat Good, and more Inland NW restaurants) using local products – mostly from Lincoln County producers. This year’s dinner is slated for Saturday, September 28. Tickets for the dinner are $65 each and are available at http://www.newcropscholarship.wordpress.com.

 

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