For many years, the Douglas County Ag Center has provided scholarships to deserving agricultural students in Douglas County. Funds are derived from lease income from the center. The Douglas County Ag Center committee will once again be accepting applications for the scholarship,
“At our last meeting, our committee voted to change the name of the scholarship to the Dale Bateman Memorial Ag Scholarship,” says Ag Center chairman, Dennis Ochs. “Dale served as Ag Extension adviser in this county for many years. Before the world of the internet and electronic technology, he was the resource to use when a person had a question about farming.”
Bateman was instrumental in the planning and building of the current Douglas County Ag Center.
Requirements for this scholarship are: 1) resident of Douglas County; 2) course of study is agriculture; and 3) in at least their second semester or more as a student. Advanced degree Ag students are also encouraged to apply.
Interested college students need to supply college grade transcripts, resume, and information indicating career intent in the field of agriculture. Applications may be mailed or turned in by March 15th to: Dale Bateman Memorial Ag Scholarship c/o East Central IL Farm Business Farm Management at 900 South Washington St,, Suite B — Tuscola, IL 61953.
For more information, contact Dennis Ochs at (217) 202-2333 or Pat Titus at (217) 202-5204.