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Little and Vandeveer awarded Scholarships

Will Little of Tuscola and Erika Vandeveer of Arcola were selected to receive a $1,500 academic scholarship by the Douglas County Farm Bureau Foundation. The given award is based on merit, demonstrated commitment to rural life and college enrollment in an ag related field of study. 

Will is a junior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. Will’s plans include obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Markets and Management. Grain marketing or seed/fertilizer distribution are possible career opportunities Will would like to consider in the future. Will is the son of Lance and Julie Little of Tuscola.

Erika is a sophomore at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She is majoring in Agribusiness: Plant and Soil Science and minoring in Environmental Science. Erika is a 2020 graduate from Arcola High School.

The Douglas County Farm Bureau Foundation, established in 2012, is a charitable foundation committed to promoting educational opportunities for the youth of Douglas County. “We are thrilled to award scholarships to Will Little and Erika Vandeveer. They were selected among an outstanding group of young people to represent our Foundation.” said DCFB Manager, Tyler Harvey. “The Foundation aims to assist students with high potential for success and a strong desire to return to a rural community upon graduation.”

For more information about the Douglas County Farm Bureau Foundation and how to apply for next year’s scholarship please contact our office at 217-253-4442 or

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