Saluda, South Carolina (May 2019) – The Saluda Young Farmer Scholarship is presented this year to eight local students. This year’s winners are Texanna Miller, Megan Corley, Sarah Shore, Cody Clary, Makayla Porter, Zac Berry, Kelson Palmer, and Ben Buzhardt.
Texanna is the daughter of Russell & Candice Miller. She attends Clemson University where she is majoring in Plant and Environmental Sciences. After graduation, she plans to become and agronomic consultant for local farmers in and around our county.
Megan is the daughter of Richie & Dana Corley. She is a a student at Clemson University where she is majoring in Animal & Veterinary Science. Her future plans are to attend graduate school and pursue a PhD in Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
Sarah is the daughter of John & Tammie Shore. She is a student at Clemson University where she is majoring in Animal and Veterinary Science. She plans to continue to grow her cow/calf herd after graduation and pursue a career in veterinary pharmaceutical sales.
Ben is the son of Daryl & Pamela Buzhardt. He is a Clemson University student where he majors in Mathematical Science. His future plans are to help his father grow their farming operation and hopefully work for the Clemson Extension Service or AgSouth.
Makayla is the daughter of Randall & Kim Porter. She will be attending Piedmont Tech this fall where she will major in Diversified Agriculture. Her future goal is to work for the Clemson Extension Service or at John Deere.
Cody is the son of James Clary & Penny Clary. He will be attending Piedmont Tech this fall and hopes to then transfer to Clemson University and major in Agricultural Education. After college, his goals are to become an agriculture teacher or livestock and forage agent.
Zac is the son of Chad & Tara Berry. He will be attending Tri-County Tech this fall in the Bridge program through Clemson University. He plans to major in Agribusiness and later work as a superintendent at Golden Hills Golf and Country Club.
Kelson is the son of Kenneth & Kipp Palmer. He will be attending Florence-Darlington Tech this fall and hopes to transfer to Clemson University and then major in Agriculture Mechanization and Business. His goal after college is to develop irrigation systems to enhance growth of vegetables and fruits on large farms.
Congratulations to all of our 2019 scholarship winners!