This scholarship was established in 2015 by the Green Family, partners in Heritage Family Farms. We are a fifth-generation corn and soybean farm located in Douglas County, Illinois. Our passion for agriculture is generations deep and we desire to share this passion with the next generation. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid a worthy individual in furthering his/her education in an agricultural field.
Any high school senior attending Arcola, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond, Tuscola, or Villa Grove High Schools, that is pursuing an agricultural field of study at a community college or university is encouraged to apply!
Click HERE for the application or see your school guidance counselor for a copy.
2024 Applications will open in January 2024.
Congratulations to Tanner Beckmier on being our 2023 scholarship recipient! Tanner is a graduate of Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School. He grew up showing pigs alongside our kids and raising and showing sheep with his brothers. There is no doubt Tanner exemplifies the work ethic, kindness, and passion that we strive to reward in this scholarship. Tanner is the kind that will work his tail off, and do it with a smile the whole time! Tanner plans to attend Lincoln Land Community College to study Agribusiness Management this fall with plans to continue on to a University. Meanwhile he is riding bulls and following the rodeo circuits! Best of luck, and stay safe riding those bulls Tanner!
The 2022 HFF Scholarship recipient is Kade Herschberger. Kade a graduate of ALAH High School. He will be attending Lake Land College in the fall to study Diesel Ag Power and Technology. Following his two years at LLC, he plans to go back home to work alongside his dad in their family business.
Kolby Schable, a 2021 graduate of Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School was chosen as our agricultural scholarship recipient. Kolby comes from a multi-generational farm just down the road from HFF! He is currently attending Lake Land College where he is enrolled in the John Deere Tech Program. Once graduated from Lake Land, Kolby plans to use his specialized knowledge in John Deere Equipment to work for a dealership and stay involved in his family's operation. We wish Kolby all the best in his future endeavors!
Morgan Jones is a graduate of the Tuscola High School Class of 2020. She is currently attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications with a minor in Psychology. She is also involved in Collegiate Farm Bureau, Orange Krush, and a member of 4-H House Cooperative Sorority. Morgan also enjoys showing hereford cattle.
Adam Day, a 2019 graduate of Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School was chosen to receive our agricultural scholarship. Adam's family's roots are deeply planted in production agriculture. He plans to pursue a degree in Agriculture Business from the University of Illinois, where he will be in the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Adam shows steers with his family and shares a love of farming with his dad and brothers. We wish Adam nothing but the best in his future! No doubt he will do great things!!
In 2017, a graduate of Arcola High School was chosen to receive our scholarship. Jennifer's family has a long history in agriculture and earned a degree in Agriculture Communications from the University of Illinois, Parkland Pathways Program. We congratulate Jennifer on her outstanding high school and college career and wish her the best in her upcoming chapters!
Machenzie Stewart, a 2018 graduate of Tuscola High School attend Parkland College and the Univerity of lllinois to pursue a major in Agriculture Education. She has been very active in her Chaper FFA program throughout high school and participated in the Ag Club at Parkland Community College before transferring to get her degree in Agriculture Education! We need great Ag teachers in this world and we are wishing Machenzie the absolute best! Congratulations Machenzie!
Avery Schrock from Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School was the first recipient of the Heritage Family Farms Agricultural Scholarship. He has since graduated from the University of Illinois, Parkland Pathways program with a degree in Agricultural Business Management. Avery has a promising future ahead of him!
Cade Day was the 2016 recipient of the Heritage Family Farms Scholarship. Cade worked for our farm for a few summers and attended Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School. He earned a degree from the University of Illinois in Agribusiness Markets and Management. We wish Cade nothing but the best in his very bright future!