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Young Farmer & Ranchers Scholarships

YF&R Scholarships

The Yolo County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Scholarships are designed to give financial aid to students residing or attending a high school in Yolo County with a desire to start a career in the agriculture industry or an agriculture-related field. Scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to graduating seniors from a Yolo County High School. This scholarship is based on scholastic achievement, leadership skills, and agriculture involvement.

Please be sure that all applicants submit their applications on or before May 4, 2018 with all of the necessary paperwork.

Any graduating high school senior residing or attending a high school in Yolo County and entering a two year community college or four year college or university and is majoring in an agriculture based or related field is eligible. The student must be enrolled as a full-time student or enrolled in at least twelve (12) academic units per semester or quarter during the year of the scholarship award. Applicants do not need to be a member of Yolo County Farm Bureau to be eligible.


Application instructions

The scholarship application and all required materials must be submitted by or postmarked on May 4, 2018 to:

Mailing Address

Yolo County Farm Bureau
Young Farmers and Ranchers
P.O. Box 1556
Woodland, CA 95776

Physical Address

Yolo County Farm Bureau
69 West Kentucky Avenue
Woodland, CA 95695


Applications and materials not received by or postmarked on May 4, 2018 will not be accepted.

Scholarships will be awarded to students via their school’s financial department and will be directly applied to their tuition. Students are responsible for submitting proof of enrollment and student ID numbers as well as addresses to their school’s financial department in order to receive scholarship monies.

Interviews may be necessary to determine the scholarship recipient. Finalists will be contacted directly to schedule an interview time and date. If you have any questions regarding the YF&R Scholarship, please contact the Farm Bureau office at (530) 662-6316.



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Application

Congratulations to the 2017 - 2018 Recipients!

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Amber Stine

Scholarship Recipient Amber Stine with YF&R Vice-Chair Tommy Ostrowski.
Scholarship Recipient Amber Stine with YF&R Vice-Chair Tommy Ostrowski. 

Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Amber Stine has been awarded the Yolo County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship for 2017-2018. She is currently attending Woodland Community College (WCC) to obtain a degree in Animal Sciences.

Amber has plans to attend WCC to earn her Associate’s degree in Animal Science and later transfer to UC Davis to earn a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science leading to her earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis. Amber is currently involved in a leadership program called All Leaders Must Serve where she is learning about significant soft skills that are going to later benefit her in the workforce.

Amber first realized she was interested in livestock health when her aunt asked her to help deliver a kid goat which heavily influenced her decision to go into the veterinary field. After that, Amber raised a lamb for fair which taught her the huge amount of responsibility and endless opportunities the animal science industry could provide her.

Congratulations, Amber!

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Elsa Naranjo-Lagunas

Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Elsa Naranjo-Lagunas has been awarded the Yolo County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship for 2017-2018.

Elsa is currently attending Oregon State University to pursue a degree in Ag Business. Elsa hopes to give back to the agricultural industry as they have provided so much to her and by expanding the agricultural industry one person at a time, she feels she is doing her part as she begins to enter the agriculture industry workforce.

In 2015 Elsa and her horse judging team were the California State FFA champions which led the team placing fourth at the National FFA Competition for horse judging. This taught Elsa how to personally excel and eventually thrive in a career after obtaining her degree.

Congratulations, Elsa!

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Emma Juchau

Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Emma Juchau has been awarded the Yolo County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship for 2017-2018. She is currently attending Colorado State University to study Equine Science.

Before attending Colorado State University Emma was a member of the Davis FFA Chapter where she had her share of showmanship with market animals. She also served as the Davis FFA Chapter President for one year where she was honored with the Outstanding Chapter Member award. Emma was also enrolled in classes at Woodland Community College while finishing her high school career.

Emma has career aspirations to follow the career path of equine-assisted therapy. Choosing Colorado State University was the greatest sense of relief for Emma knowing they have classes geared specifically toward equine-assisted therapy. She will be able to earn her PATH International Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification while obtaining a Bachelor’s degree.

Congratulations, Emma!

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Katie Driver

Scholarship Recipient Katie Driver with her husband Eric Driver and YF&R Vice-Chair Tommy Ostrowski.
Scholarship Recipient Katie Driver with her husband Eric Driver and YF&R Vice-Chair Tommy Ostrowski. 

Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Katie McCauley has been awarded the Yolo County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship for 2017-2018. She is currently attending UC Davis to earn her PhD in Horticulture and Agronomy.

Before attending UC Davis, Katie attended Oklahoma State University where she obtained her Masters of Science in Plant and Soil Sciences. While Katie lived in Oklahoma she served as an Oklahoma FFA State Officer which has been one of her most meaningful accomplishments.

Katie’s career aspiration is to be an agricultural researcher in some capacity. She has held positions throughout her academic career in both, industry and academia and has seen a need for researchers in both sectors. Katie has accomplished a lot in her Extra-Curricular Activities and Community Involvement that have led her to where she is today!

Congratulations, Katie!

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Kevin Keenan

Scholarship Recipient Kevin Keenan and family with YF&R Vice-Chair Tommy Ostrowski.
Scholarship Recipient Kevin Keenan and family with YF&R Vice-Chair Tommy Ostrowski. 

Yolo County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Kevin Keenan has been awarded the Yolo County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship for 2017-2018. Kevin was also rewarded the Charlie Rominger Scholarship earlier this year for his outstanding achievements.

Kevin was a member of the Woodland High School FFA Chapter for four years earning his state degree. Kevin also competed at the state level for agronomy and his team became the state champions.

It was the FFA organization that made Kevin realize he desires a career in the agricultural industry. Kevin’s career aspirations are to obtain his PCA certification and become a pest control advisor. Kevin is already on his way to achieve that goal attending Chico State University to major in plant science. Mr. Delsol, Kevin’s FFA Advisor has been a factor in Kevin’s career choice as he has encouraged him to apply his knowledge and skills to a career option that would be financially beneficial as well as something Kevin would enjoy – leading him to pest control advisor.

Congratulations, Kevin!

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