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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 19, 2019.

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

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Recipient!

2018-2019 Recipient - Sean Van Loben Sels

Scholarship Recipient Sean Van Loben Sels with YCFB President Nancy Lea 

Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce Sean Van Loben Sels has been chosen to receive the 2018 Yolo County Farm Charlie Rominger Memorial Scholarship. Sean is the son of Brad and Jodi Van Loben Sels.

Sean attended Delta High School with an outstanding 4.07 GPA where he graduated this Spring. Over the last four years at Delta, Sean has been awarded a tremendous amount of awards and titles. Some of these include; Future Farmers of America Member, Principal’s Honor Roll, California Scholarship Federation, President’s Education Award Program, Delta Valley Trap Shoot Squad Delta High Varsity Soccer Team, Delta High FFA Yolo Section Project Competition, Ag Boosters Dinner Dance Volunteer, Sacramento County Fair where he raised and marketed swine, Delta FFA Treasurer, FFA State Farmer Degree, Regional Proficiency Award winner, State Proficiency Award winner, National Gold Award (Grain Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award, 1st place Yolo Section Extemporaneous Speech Contest and many more. Sean is also very active in the Alpine-Victor 4-H club.

Sean has also been very busy outside of school with work. He works for Amistad Ranches as a tractor and fork lift driver, he is also a tutor for math, geography and English for a ninth grade student, bird handler and program assistant for McDowell Hunting Preserve and lastly Sean started his own excavation work and cattle operation called Generation 6 Enterprises.

Sean will be attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall and upon graduation will return to the family farm where he wishes to expand the families’ vineyard operation as well as expanding his own beef cattle enterprise.

Congratulations, Sean!

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