Dade County Farm Bureau scholarship opportunities

By Theresa A. Smith….
The Dade County Farm Bureau has announced the availability of two scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates who plan to study for a career in agriculture.

The first scholarship is the Wayne Dunagan Memorial Scholarship. Wayne Dunagan was an active member of the agricultural community and his farm produced some of South Dade’s finest pole beans and avocados. His son and grandsons remain actively involved in agricultural production.

The Wayne Dunagan Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 by Dunagan & Son Farms to recognize outstanding academic and civic achievement.

The second scholarship is the Philip and Mary Marraccini Memorial Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Marraccini were active members of the agricultural community and were pioneers in the ornamental tropical fish industry with the establishment of Summerland Tropical Fish Farms in 1950.

The Philip and Mary Marraccini Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by Summerland Fish Farm to recognize outstanding academic and civic achievement.

Scholarship applicants must be residents of Miami-Dade County, however, they can be enrolled in a university outside of the county. Applications are available at the Dade County Farm Bureau, 1850 Old Dixie Hwy., Homestead, FL 33033, or by sending email to Theresa Smith at theresa@dade-agriculture.org. Applications for scholarships must be received by 5 p.m Monday, Mar. 28.

Dade County Farm Bureau represents more than 4, 000 members, over 1,000 of whom are actively involved in agribusiness and represent over 900 agricultural operations. Dade County farmers provide an economic impact of more than $2.57 billion to the local and state economy.

Visit the Dade County Farm Bureau on the Internet at www.dade-agriculture.org.


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