NILES - The Trumbull County Farm Bureau recognized area students presenting scholarships during their annual meeting held at Vernon's Cafe.
Mark Bockelman, president of the bureau, said the event is held to recognize county programs, elect trustees and delegates, set county policies, recognize volunteers and present scholarships.
The bureau has a membership of 3,400 with a stated vision to ''forge a partnership between farmers and consumers that meet consumer needs, addresses public expectations and ensures agricultural prosperity in the global marketplace.''
Scholarship recipients were:
Amanda Campbell, daughter of Eric Campbell from Bristol, who will be a freshman at Ohio State University ATU in Wooster pursuing a degree in agriculture business;
Kaitlyn List, daughter of Jeff and Hope List of Bristol, who will be a sophomore at Kent State University at Trumbull pursuing a degree as a physical therapy assistant with a desire to work in child rehab;
Shannon Montgomery, daughter of Richard and Susan Montgomery of Newton, who will be a freshman at Walsh University in Canton, majoring in biology concentrating on pre-physical therapy;
Garrett Pierce, son of James and Connie Pierce of Bristol, who will be a freshman at The Ohio State University ATI in Wooster, pursuing a degree in agriculture business;
Emily Robinson, daughter of John and Wendy Robinson of Fowler, who will be a sophomore at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., majoring in early childhood education;
Sam Schwartz, son of Tom and Leah Schwartz of Johnston, who will be a junior at The Ohio State University ATU in Wooster majoring in crop management and services;
Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Tim and Janice Williams of Warren, who will be a sophomore at Kent State University pursuing a degree in psychology with an interest in working with children.
Guest speaker this year was Dr. Leah Dorman, director of Food Programs Center for Food and Animal Issues with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
This year, the 4-H and Scholarship programs in Trumbull County teamed up with Ponderosa Streakhouse in Warren, with the restaurant in June giving 10 percent of total receipt from customers to the Farm Bureau, with a check for $1,415 presented in August.
Also at the meeting, the following were approved as trustees: James Allen of Braceville, Mark Bockelman of Fowler, Carl Bortmas of Fowler, Barbara Clemson of Johnston, Richard Houck of Newton, Shirley Walters of Bristol, and Monica Culp and Marsha Stanhope. Delegates named were Paul Aaron of Fowler, Houck, Walters, Culp and Stanhope.