Subscribe to the Oregon Republican Reporter, Mt Morris Times, Tri-County Press and Forreston Journal

Applications ready for farm bureau scholarships

Applications for the 2020 Farm Bureau Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors, or those enrolled at an accredited university, are now available.

Farm Bureau members may pick up or have applications mailed. Applications can also be downloaded from the Ogle County Farm Bureau website at

Don Bybee Memorial Scholarship

The Don Bybee Memorial Scholarship is jointly funded by the Bybee family and the Ogle County Farm Bureau.

Bybee served for many years as a director on the Ogle County Farm Bureau Board and this $1,000 scholarship recognizes his passion for offering opportunities for Ogle County youth to advance their education.

Mark Detig Memorial Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship funded jointly by the Ogle County Pork Producers Association and the Farm Bureau. The Mark Detig Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually. Detig served as past president and director on the pork producers association board of directors and was involved in 4-H youth activities in Ogle County.

Del Flessner Memorial Scholarship

The $1,500 Del Flessner Memorial Scholarship honors the former manager of the Ogle County Farm Bureau.

Two $1,000 General Farm Bureau Scholarships are also available.

Ag Technology Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students studying in an ag technology field similar to diesel mechanics, crop technician or similar fields of study.

Eligible applicants for these scholarships must be a high school graduate, an Ogle County Farm Bureau member or dependent of a member, accepted at an accredited university or college and pursue an agricultural or agricultural-related field of study, a resident of Illinois, and demonstrate a financial need.

Applicants can be graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Applicants successfully completed and submitted will be judged on criteria including: academic performance, demonstrated interest in agriculture, financial need and character/personality.

Those interested in receiving a scholarship application should contact the Ogle County Farm Bureau at 732-2231; or stop by their office at 421 W Pines Rd, in Oregon.

Applications can also be downloaded by visiting our website at

All applications and accompanying materials must be received no later than April 1.