OHIO VALLEY — Josie Vanco of Gallia County was awarded Jan. 23 with one of four $1,000 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) Country Club Scholarships at the Ohio Cattlemen’s Annual Convention and Awards Banquet in Lewis Center.
This year is the eighth year for the OCF Country Club Scholarship, supported by funds from the country club miniature golf course at the 2015 Ohio State Fair. The award is designed for a college student who is currently enrolled in an agricultural program, or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university.
Josie is the daughter of Marc and Karen Vanco. She is a sophomore at The Ohio State University majoring in animal science and ag business. Josie is involved with the Collegiate Livestock Judging Team, Saddle and Sirloin Club, Agribusiness Club, and Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow. She’s held internships with Leachman Cattle (in Colorado) and R Genetics, where she has had the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the cattle industry. She looks forward to growing her personal marketing business in future years.
Established in 1995, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation’s mission is to advance the future of Ohio’s beef industry by investing in research and education programs. Investments to the OCF are alloted to specific educational programs, leadership development efforts, and scholarships for beef industry youth.
These help to build a bright future for Ohio’s beef industry while preserving the agricultural way of life. The OCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charitable organization and is governed by a board of trustees with Ohio Cattlemen’s Association leader-ship experience. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law and support the mission and programs of the Foundation.