Do you or does someone you know plan to study agriculture this fall? Would a scholarship help? New England Farmers Union Education Foundation is offering its first $500 scholarship to a student who will study any agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university. Returning and nontraditional students are eligible. Applicants must be a member of New England Farmers Union, or be the child of a member. Student memberships cost $25 annually and support Farmers Union’s policy work. Applications are due April 15, 2015. Applications can be found at this link or email us for a hard copy.
This link has information about National Farmers Union (NFU) scholarships.
Speaking of NFU, March 30 is the deadline for applying to the Beginning Farmer Institute. Several New England Farmers Union members have participated in this year-round series of classes and events. Find the application here.
Young people interested in agriculture policy may consider applying to be an intern at National Farmers Union. Check out this video to hear one former intern’s take on his experience as a government-relations intern.