Welcome to the Marion County Farm Bureau Website.  This website is an on-going resource and we welcome information from our members to add to this site. 

Congratulations to the 2016 MCFB Scholarship Recipients

At its June meeting, the Marion County Farm Bureau awarded four scholarships, two in memory of Mary Petzel and two in memory of Scott Miller: 

Edith Santos was awarded one of the Mary Petzel scholarships.  Edith is currently a senior at Gervais High School.  As an active member in Gervais FFA, Edith has worked at their FFA pumpkin patch, volunteered for Ag in the Classroom, and also participated in many contests.  She is a dedicated member of her community having been involved in many events including Oktoberfest, Sacred Heart Coin Drive, and Aguilas De Oro.  Edith plans to attend Chemeketa Community college this fall and then study at the University of Oregon majoring in Biology and Business Administration, planning to become a dentist.

Andrew Miles was also awarded one of the Mary Petzel scholarships.  Andrew is currently enrolled at Oregon State University majoring in Agricultural Education.  Andrew grew up on a farm in Fort Rock, Oregon, and has always known that he wanted a career in agriculture.  He not only has spent time learning here in Oregon, he also took an opportunity to study in New Zealand for a farm management internship where he gained valuable skills and knowledge about seed production.  Andrew plans to become a high school ag teacher upon graduation from OSU.

Richard Schurter is a recipient of funds from the Scott Miller scholarship.  Richard grew up on a farm in Silverton, Oregon, and has spent his whole life out on the farm.  He has a passion for problem solving, especially when it comes to ag equipment and how to make it operate more efficiently.  He has been involved in FFA, Silverton Robotics club, National Honor Society, and many other organizations throughout his high school career.  Upon graduation Richard plans to attend Chemeketa Community college following a path of study that leads him to mechanical engineering.

Claire Zielinski is also a recipient of funds from the Scott Miller scholarship.  Claire is from Salem, Oregon.  Growing up on her family’s farm has taught her the value of hard work and dedication that it takes to grow and harvest food.  Claire’s involvement with agriculture doesn’t stop at the farm, she has also been an active member 4-H, OHSET team member, and worked at her family’s farm market.  Her community involvement also keeps her busy, including volunteering at St. Edwards Catholic Church, and the St. Paul Rodeo.  Claire will be a sophomore at St. Mary’s College of California this fall.  She is majoring in Business Administration and hopes to pursue a career in agricultural business.

Congratulations to the 2016-17 scholarship winners!  For additional information about scholarship funds available through Marion County Farm Bureau, visit the Bureau’s website at http://www.marioncofarm.com/.


Watch next spring for scholarship opportunities and requirements. 


Adopt a Farmer Program

Please consider sharing the farming experience with our youth and participating in the Adopt a Farmer Program.  Watch the video below for more information. 


Visit the Oregon Farm Bureau website for more information about membership and the benefits offered to OFB Members. 

Oregon Farm Bureau