The Bradford County Dairy Promotion Board is excited to announce that it will again be offering a Scholarship and Continued Education Program. In an effort to advance and promote dairy farming in Bradford County, the Dairy Promotion Board developed this program to encourage people of all ages to pursue continued dairy education.
In a release, they wrote, “Dairy farmers care about the health and well-being of their communities. They have been active members of their communities for many generations and create jobs that help sustain the local economy. Scholarship Funds can be used to improve management, leadership, business, herdsman and dairy skills on the farm.”
The program is open to any resident of Bradford County who is living and/or working on an active dairy farm. There is no age restriction on this program. The winner will be awarded $500 toward an educational opportunity of their choosing, provided it furthers their skills in dairy farming. Higher education, college courses, hoof trimming school, breeding school, business management courses, Quickbook classes, and financial business training are just a few of the educational opportunities that qualify. Recipients will have one year to use the awarded funds.
Candidates must submit a written essay of 300 words or less stating, “What dairy farming in Bradford County means to me.” Included with the essay should be the candidate’s name, address, phone number, and dairy farm on which they live or are employed by.
Entries can be submitted via email to Saraj@cnbankpa.com in a Word or PDF format. Essays are also accepted in person, or by mail at Citizens & Northern Bank, Attn: Trust Dept. / Bradford Co. Dairy Scholarship, 428 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848. Deadline for entries is close of business on April 25.
The award will be presented in conjunction with the Bradford County Dairy Princess Pageant held on the evening of May 11 at the Mount Pisgah Wesleyan Church.
For more information about the dairy promotion program, the dairy princess program or the dairy promotion scholarship, check out the Bradford County Dairy Promotion Team’s Facebook page.
To schedule a visit from the Bradford County Dairy Princess, or if you know someone who is interested in being a member of the Dairy Royalty, contact Maria Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org.