Be the son or daughter of a current Oregon Grade A dairy producer that has paid the ODFA assessment for the last year, and have lived on a dairy.
Be a full-time student of sophomore standing or above at a four-year college. (Freshman year must have been completed)
Have at least 2.7 accumulative GPA.
All submissions must be received by May 1st. Winners will be based on application, autobiography, letters of recommendation, scholastic achievements and personal interview.
Completed Scholarship Form
A one-page autobiography, including dairy background, school and community activities.
Three letters of recommendation.
Official transcript of grades.
2021 ODFA Scholarship Recipient
Josh Seals is a Junior in Agricultural Sciences attending Oregon State University at Eastern Oregon University. He is the son of Dave and Kim Seals, from Tillamook.
While in high school, Josh played sports all four years, won a number of wrestling meets and All-League honors. In FFA, his team won the state dairy judging contest twice. At the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation Contest his team placed fifth and Josh placed ninth individually. Josh won the State FFA Dairy Entrepreneurship Proficiency and earned the FFA State and American Degree.
Josh is actively involved with his family’s dairy farm and recently placed second in the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest. In college, he is a member of the Ag Club, Treasurer of the Trap Club and competes on their trap shooting team.
Josh has lived on a dairy his entire life. About half at Sun Valley Jersey’s, owned by his grandparents, and the other half at Sunny Ridge Dairy, owned by his parents. On the farm, his focus is on mating cows, animal care, manure management, irrigation, and equipment maintenance. Josh owns 22 cows and 25 heifers. He is very interested in genetics and has done IVF on three animals. His long term goals include selling a heifer in the AJCA National Heifer Sale, selling a bull to an AI company and buying a farm of his own.
A special thank you to the Oregon Dairy Women for their continued facilitation of the scholarship interviews and selection of the ODFA scholarship recipient.