SAINT MARYS--The Elk County Farm Bureau held their annual fall dinner at Gunner's Restaurant in downtown St. Marys on Saturday evening.
Joined by Representative Mike Armanini, Ernie Mattiuz, Elk County Farm Bureau Secretary, and PA Farm Bureau Representative from District 13, along with President Roger Auman, were pleased to announce that the 2021 Elk County Farm Bureau Scholarship of $700 would be awarded to St. Marys Area Senior Joey Forester. 
Selected by the Elk County Community Foundation, which manages the Scholarship Fund for the Elk County Farm Bureau, the $700 award will be matched by PATH (Partnerships for Access to Higher Education) Program for a total award of $1,400 to the graduate who successfully applied and is planning to study an Agrigurtulrial degree. 
The Elk County Farm Bureau partners with the PA Farm Bureau to bring the popular "Ag Labs" to local area schools each year. The mobile Ag Labs travel the state throughout the school year, bringing direct hands-on learning to students in Elementary Schools each year at no cost to the participating School Districts.
The funding for the Scholarship and the Ag Labs is raised through the hard work of volunteers each year that work at the Elk County Farm Bureau Milkshake and Funnel Cake booth at the Elk County Fair. Over $6,000 was raised this year at the Fair through this effort which featured locally produced Ice Cream from the Brandy Camp Creamery. 
Besides the scholarship and Ag Labs, the Elk County Farm Bureau also helps connect local farmers to Harrisburg and Washington DC policymakers through District 13 Representative Ernie Mattiuz, who sits on the Executive Board for the PA Farm Bureau. Crucial legislation, grants, and other information are always on the agenda for the Farm Bureau as they represent local agricultural interests coming from  Elk County farmers and product producers. For more information, please get in touch with the PA Farm Bureau at pfb.com.

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