Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District awarded scholarships to two local students working toward degrees in agriculturally related fields. Jessica Lindsey of Beavercreek and Michelle Janik of Sandy were each the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship.
Jessica Lindsey, currently a sophomore at Portland State University, is studying mechanical engineering with the goal of redesigning horse-drawn farm implements. Jessica has first-hand knowledge of horse-drawn equipment as she uses it in her horse-powered farm. Her goal is to improve safety and incorporate streamline design to make horse-drawn implements that support sustainable small farms in this country and are useful to farmers in third world countries.
Michelle Janik, currently a graduate student at Oregon State University, is studying veterinary medicine. Her goal is to be a farm animal veterinarian. This dream began at age twelve, when Michelle nursed back to health a pigeon with a broken wing and grew as she continued through the 4-H program, raising and caring for farm animals. Michelle plans to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from OSU in 2016.
The board of Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District believes in protecting natural resources and supporting agriculture for a sustainable future. Congratulations to our scholarship winners!