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Charlie Rominger Memorial Scholarship

In Memory of Charlie Rominger

The Yolo County Farm Bureau Education Corporation Charlie Rominger Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Charlie Rominger. Charlie was a long-time Director of the Yolo County Farm Bureau and served as the Chair of the Taxes and Land Use Committee Chair. He worked very hard to protect and preserve Yolo County's agricultural lands.

This scholarship is designed to give aid to students with a desire to pursue a career in the agricultural industry.

This $1,500 scholarship is awarded based upon academic achievement, career goals, extracurricular activities, determination, leadership skills, and a commitment to study agriculture.

Yolo County High School seniors entering a four-year accredited college or university or a Junior College AND pursuing a career in the agricultural industry are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must be a resident of the State of California and a US citizen.

The application deadline is April 18, 2018.

Please call our office if you have questions at (530) 662-6316.

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Recipient!

2017-2018 Recipient - Kevin Keenan

Scholarship Recipient Kevin Keenan with YCFB President Nancy Lea
Scholarship Recipient Kevin Keenan with YCFB President Nancy Lea 

Kevin Keenan was chosen to receive this year’s Charlie Rominger Memorial Scholarship.

Kevin has been a member of the Woodland High School FFA Chapter for four years earning his state degree. Throughout high school, Kevin also participated in Boys State through California State University, Sacramento which is a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors.

Through the FFA program at Woodland High School, Kevin participated in CDE judging teams since his freshman year. From freshman to junior year, he was a part of his school’s agronomy team which has helped him accumulate a large amount of knowledge on subjects such as weed identification, crop identification in both seed and live forms, insect identification, farming practices, farming machinery as well as public speaking.

Last year Kevin’s agronomy team competed at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where they won the state championship. Kevin is currently a part of his chapter’s Ag pest control team where he has learned so much already.

Kevin was also an employee as a landscaper/maintenance worker for a member of his community.

Kevin plans to attend California State University, Chico to major in plant science and eventually have the hope of becoming a pest control advisor.

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