COLUMBUS, Ohio — Danielle Foglesong, of Gallipolis Ferry, recently received a $1,000 United Producers Inc. scholarship.
Foglesong, the daughter of Dan and Sharon Foglesong, currently attends West Virginia University, studying animal and nutritional sciences.
“The future of agriculture depends on those who are currently considering and pursuing a career in this critical industry,” said UPI President and CEO Mike Bumgarner. “We want to do all we can to encourage students who have an interest in agribusiness, farming, veterinary medicine or other agriculture-based industries to pursue their careers and this is our way of helping them do so.”
UPI awarded $27,000 in scholarships this year in the seven states in which it has facilities.
In Ohio, nine $1,000 scholarships were awarded to 2016 graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or technical school, studying an agriculture-related field. Those selected were required to be a preferred member of UPI or a child or grandchild of a preferred member.