2015 DeVries scholarship recipients announced

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Each year the Washington Farm Bureau offers up to five (5) $2,000 scholarships as part of the Ray DeVries Memorial Scholarship program.

These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students currently enrolled in agriculture or a related field at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of secondary education. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!



JD Rosman, the son of Jeff and Katie Rosman of Lincoln County is attending Oklahoma State University. Growing up on a cattle and wheat operation, JD was very involved in the daily duties. In 2005, JD founded Rosman Angus and has shown his cattle nationwide. JD is pursuing a degree in agricultural communications, with minors in agricultural economics and animal science. His lifelong goal is to return to the farm, all while educating consumers about the importance of the agricultural industry.


Emily George, the daughter of Steve and Ann George is from Yakima County. Emily grew up on a farm and is currently attending the University of Idaho. She is majoring in agricultural business with a minor in international political economy. She hopes to attend law school when finished with her undergrad work and plans to focus on agricultural, environmental and natural resource policy.

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Emily Beebe is the daughter of Matthew and Denise Beebe and is from Snohomish County. Emily is currently attending Washington State University and is majoring in animal science with a pre-vet option. Emily grew up on a produce and berry farm and was active in 4-H and FFA. She spent much of her time growing up on her best friend’s dairy farm, where she gained her love for animals. After college, Emily hopes to become a large animal vet.

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Ethan Williamson is the son of Eric and Sharma Williamson of Grant County. Ethan is attending Washington State University and is majoring in field crop management and agronomy. He grew up on his family’s vegetable farm in George, Wash. After school Ethan plans to return to help on the farm as well as work as an agronomist. He hopes to develop new techniques his family can use to ensure proper integrated pest management practices are used.