Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Award&Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship
April 17, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact for more information: Roger A. High 614-246-8299
Dr. Jack Judy and Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Program Applications Available
Columbus, OH – Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is once again sponsoring the Dr. Jack Judy and Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarships to support future sheep farmers through its scholarship program. OSIA is offering a minimum of one $1,500 scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship to deserving students, which have graduated from high school, and college students pursuing college degrees. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in Agriculture.
“The Ohio sheep industry depends on young people who are considering and pursuing a career that will be beneficial to the Ohio and United States sheep industry,” said Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.
Although accurate information is not available prior to the year 2003; since the year 2003 twenty-seven Ohio sheep youth have received $18,050.00 in scholarships from the Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund. As 2016 was the initial year of the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship Fund, one recipient received a scholarship for $1,500.00. For a list of past scholarship recipients, go to www.ohiosheep.org and then to scholarships, you will find those that have benefitted from the OSIA scholarship program.
Applicants or their parents must be members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and a 2017 graduating high school senior enrolled in, or a student currently attending a college or technical school. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by June 30, 2017.
Memorial contributions and private donations continue to be collected for the Judy and Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship’s, if you are interested, please contact Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director at [email protected] for more information.
For more information about the Dr. Jack Judy or Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship, other scholarship offerings and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, contact 614-246-8904 or visit the website at ofbf.org/foundation
Lamb and Wool Queen
2017 OHIO LAMB AND WOOL QUEEN APPLICATION - Word | PDF
PAST OHIO LAMB & WOOL QUEENS - Click here for a full PDF of former queens
Congratulations to Our 2016-17 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen Autumn Miller
The 2016-2017 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen is Autumn Miller of Baltimore in Fairfield County. She is the daughter of Steve and Debbie Miller. Autumn is a past 4-H member where she served as a State 4-H ambassador and State Fashion Board member. Through 4-H, Autumn grew up exhibiting market lambs at the county and state levels. Additionally, she has sewn with wool in eight of her ten 4-H sewing projects and has participated in Guys and Gals lead for numerous years. Autumn is a past FFA member where she was her chapter president and will be receiving her American FFA Degree this fall. Autumn is a sophomore at The Ohio State University majoring in Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
Autumn is excited to be working alongside the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association this year to promote Ohio’s lamb and wool industry and the quality products and programs the industry has to offer.
Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award: The Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in Ohio. The award may recognize a lifetime of achievement or may recognize a noteworthy, shorter-term commitment and service to the industry. Nominees should be recognized as industry leaders with nominations spelling out the candidates’ contributions to the industry and its producers. Producers should be or have been actively involved in sheep production and should produce sheep as part of their farming operation. However, their nominations should not be based in any part on a paid position serving the sheep industry.
2016 - Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award - Larry Shroyer
Past Master Shepherds:
Click here to view Master Shepherd Award Winners 1987- Present
2015 – Cynthia Koonce, Lisbon
2014 – Karen Locke, Coshocton Co.
2013 - Sam and Pat Wiford
2012 - Dan Schlichter
Friend of the Sheep Industry Award: The Friend of the Sheep Industry Award recognizes industry contributions from a professional in a position or field that has contributed significantly to the sheep industry, but may not be directly associated with the sheep industry on a daily basis. Nominees should show a strong commitment and a significant contribution to the sheep industry, its organizations and its producers above and beyond that called for in his/her professional capacity. Nominees should be well respected in their fields by their peers and by sheep producers. Nominees may be involved with the agricultural industry as teachers, consultants, scientists, youth leaders, promoters, event managers, journalists, sheep shearers, or any other person that has contributed significantly to the sheep industry, enabling the nominee to affect the sheep industry in a positive and long-lasting way. Nominees may be recognized for lifetime service to the sheep or agricultural industry or may be recognized for a shorter-term commitment that resulted in significant benefits for the sheep or agricultural industry.
Distinguished Service Award: The Distinguished Service Award recognizes industry contributions from a professional in a position or field related to sheep production. Nominees should show a strong commitment and a significant contribution to the sheep industry, its organizations and its producers above and beyond that called for in his/her professional capacity. Nominees should be well respected in their fields by their peers and by sheep producers. Nominees may be involved with the industry as teachers, consultants, scientists, youth leaders, promoters, event managers, journalists, sheep shearers, or any other position directly related to the sheep industry, enabling the nominee to affect the sheep industry in a positive and long-lasting way. Nominees may be recognized for lifetime service to the sheep industry or may be recognized for a shorter-term commitment that resulted in significant benefits for the sheep industry. Distinguished Service Awards may be given to Ohio Sheep Improvement Association retiring board members and Ohio Sheep and Wool Program Board members who have term-limited after three consecutive three year terms.
Environmental Stewardship Award: The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes individuals actively involved in sheep production that have shown an extraordinary commitment to caring for natural resources and thereby enhancing the environment. Nominees should exhibit a dedication to resource management and a commitment to sharing new techniques of management to preserve resources or improve flock management through natural resources. Click here to view previous winners.
Ohio Sheep Day
2017 Information Coming Soon!
Date: Saturday July 15, 2017
OARDC Sheep Research Facility, Wooster, OH, Wayne Co.
NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
For more information please contact Roger A. High, Executive Director, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association 614-246-8299 or [email protected]
The purpose of this project is to promote Ohio and American Lamb to both eager home cooks and restaurant consumers. This event will engage target customers to experience lamb as a nutritious and sustainable protein to use and consume more often. The goal of this event is to give the audience take home knowledge and create more awareness of lamb in the local marketplace including grocery, restaurant, farmer’s market and farm levels.
Local chefs will compete in a tasting event and cook‐off style exhibition showcasing different lamb cuts including, leg, shoulder, chop, ground and shank dishes. The Cleveland food scene is on the rise and features many talented chefs that currently use lamb on their menus. The event will include 3‐4 hours of programming including demonstrations, tastings, samplings, pairings, smoking and grilling techniques, and nutritional information.