Schaeffer Oil Awards Scholarship to Young Farmers
ST. LOUIS - Schaeffer Manufacturing, producers of Schaeffer's Oil, has awarded scholarships to three high school students through the National Young Farmers Program. Each $1,000 scholarship was awarded jointly to the recipient and the college they will attend this fall.
Bryan O'Neal of Columbus, Ind. will be attending Ivy Technical College in Columbus in the fall of 2011. Thomas Daniel Crain, of Cave City, KY, attends Barren County High School in Glasgow, KY. He plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and major in diesel mechanics. Kimberlie Nicole Moore is a senior at Livingston High School in Smithland, KY. She plans to attend Murray State University in the fall and major in agriculture science.
Each recipient was required to come from a farm family, be enrolled to attend a state agricultural or related college, and have plans to major in an agricultural or related degree. The awards were announced at the Young Farmer's National Convention in Monterey, Calif., this past December.
"We've worked with the NYFEA for more than 30 years and, last year, we decided to launch this new scholarship program," said Steve Brewer, vice president, sales & marketing, Schaeffer Manufacturing. "We understand that young farmers are the future lifeblood of American agriculture and we want to support these future farmers as much as we can."
NYFEA, the National Young Farmer Educational Association, is the official adult student organization for agricultural education as recognized by the United States Department of Education. As an association that educates agricultural leaders, NYFEA unites members from the individual farmer to large corporations. With the help of sponsors, NYFEA provides programs, institutes and community service. By serving, NYFEA's mission is fulfilled - that being to educate agricultural leaders through leadership training, agricultural education and community service opportunities. The association seeks to provide support for the next generation by helping them understand the opportunities found in agriculture. For information, visit http://www.nyfea.org.
Founded in 1839, Schaeffer manufactures specialized synthetic oils, fuel additives and other products for the construction, trucking, agriculture, marine, mining and high-performance racing industries. The company has developed an expansive line of innovative products and additives which reduce fuel consumption, improve mileage, extend efficiency and lessen energy costs for the consumer. Now in its third century of business and recognized as the oldest lubricant company in the United States, Schaeffer Manufacturing has remained a family-owned operation since its inception. Recently, Schaeffer Manufacturing was named to the distinguished INC 5000 list.