Five scholarship recipients are sowing seeds now for their future successes!
Each year, the Washington Farm Bureau (WFB) awards the Ray DeVries Memorial Scholarship to deserving undergraduate students. Award recipients must be currently enrolled in an agriculture or related field at an accredited college or university and have completed at least one year of secondary education. This year, WFB is pleased to award five scholarships totaling $10,000.
Sadie Muller is a great advocate for the Farm Bureau sharing, “The Washington Farm Bureau is a voluntary organization established to be the voice of farmers and ranchers. With the help of members all across the state, discussions in regard to social, financial, and educational advancements are held in order to maintain positive progression in our industry.” She is a current student at Washington State University studying Animal Science Management and her parents Fred and Tanya Muller are members of Benton County Farm Bureau.
Hadley Beechinor is currently studying at the University of Idaho, double majoring in Agriculture Economics and Animal Science and plans to pursue a masters degree. Hadley shares her joy in working in being raised by agriculturalists, “Looking back on my family’s history as a seventh-generation farmer, I am truly amazed by the direct connection that I have not only to the past but also the possibility that agriculture grants me to directly contribute to the sustainability of so many important worldly factors.” Walla Walla County Farm Bureau is where Hadley’s parents, Jason and Sarah Beechinor are members.
Natalie Doelman is a proud membership owner in Greys Harbor/Pacific County Farm Bureau where she learned the importance of all agriculture Washington offers, “From ocean-side cranberries to onions on the east side and timber farms in between, the state is filled with a vibrant and diverse community of family farms that work together to achieve agricultural excellence. I am proud to be a part of this community, coming from a family dairy farm and contributing to Washington’s impact on global food security.” She will graduate from Perdue University with a Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness.
Matthew Rosman is a student at Oklahoma State University where he is dedicated to his degree In Agricultural Communications. Matthew shared his background in agriculture saying, “Growing up on my family’s dryland wheat and cow-calf operation in Creston, WA, I was raised to appreciate the hard work and dedication that agriculturalists commit to across the nation.” He hopes to gain more and more experience that will serve him in his future career in agriculture policy and law. Hailing from Lincoln County, his parents, Jeff and Katie Rosman, are members of the county Farm Bureau.
Mackenzie Shattuck is a current Senior at Washington State University where she is studying Agricultural Education. She plans to take this knowledge with her to law school where she will pursue Agricultural Law. Mackenzie shared, “There is a growing demand for lawyers in rural areas. I chose to pursue this area of law because of my desire... to support the people who work hard to produce the food and fiber for our country.” Her parents Jim and Heidi Shattuck are Farm Bureau members in Franklin county and are proud to share their Farm Bureau involvement with their kids.
Congratulations to these outstanding recipients. Washington Farm Bureau is proud to have you involved in our organization and look forward to the influence you have on Washington’s agricultural industry. For more information on WFB Scholarships visit, https://wsfb.com/scholarships.