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The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation was created in October of 1986 when a group of forward-thinking farmers and business leaders recognized the need to identify agricultural issues before they became  problems. The Foundation’s mission was and is the preservation and promotion of agriculture – the largest of the Commonwealth’s industries. Specifically, the Foundation seeks to:

  • Enlighten the public about farming and agriculture
  • Create educational programs  for children in middle and elementary schools who may have no other exposure to agriculture
  • Train teachers on agricultural concepts while helping them meet their own continuing education requirements
  • Support ag and preservation of the farm
  • Fund scholarships for postsecondary agricultural studies
  • Promote career opportunities in agriculture
“In fulfilling our mission, the Foundation connects with a diverse group of farmers, agribusinesses, non-agribusinesses, and consumers of the commodities provided by all Pennsylvania farmers. Through these relationships, we strive to attain our goals.”

 

 

Members of PFB families who attend Penn State's College of Agriculture or Delaware Valley University are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the PFB Ag Scholarship. The Ag Scholarship is funded by the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture FoundationSM.


Consideration for the Ag scholarship shall be given to all full-time, undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University or Delaware Valley University; who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success; who have a need for financial assistance to meet their necessary college expenses; and who are members, or whose parents or guardians are members, of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. Endowed by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

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Pennsylvania State University,
Denise Connelly, Assistant to the Dean,
College of Agricultural Sciences
101 Ag Administration Bldg.,
University Park, PA 16802
814.865.7521 


 


Penn State's College of
Agricultural Sciences

Click on the link above right for the online application form for Penn State University
Fill out the application form and select Pennsylvania Farm Bureau in Section #4
to apply for the E. Chester Heim Scholarship
 

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Delaware Valley University
College of Agriculture
700 East Butler Avenue,
Doylestown, PA 18901-2697
215.489.2272