4-H and FFA Fair Funding Scholarship Program

Deerfield Ag Services is proud to introduce our new Fair Funding Starter Scholarship Program. 


As a family-owned, full-service agricultural service provider, Deerfield Ag Services has supported 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors at county fairs for decades through participation in county fair livestock auctions. 

We take pride in supporting youth exhibitors, and we want to do even more to help eliminate one of the biggest barriers to participation — the cost of getting started. During the 2022 fair season, we are launching a new initiative called the Fair Funding Starter Scholarship Program that will grant funding to individual youth exhibitors at the start of their projects, intended to offset some of the initial investments associated with fair livestock projects. 

Starter Scholarship Award Amounts
Projects require various levels of investment from the purchase of the animal, feed, supplements, halters and show equipment. While these scholarships will not likely offset the full cost of getting started, we hope to help make it more attainable for junior fair participants to take part in exhibiting the livestock of their choice.

Rabbit & Poultry – $25
Goat and Lamb – $75
Horse – Up to $100
Swine – Up to $250
Beef – Up to $350

Eligible counties:

  • Portage
  • Stark
  • Columbiana
  • Mahoning
  • Trumbull

Check back here throughout the year for more information and to complete the Fair Funding Starter Scholarship Program application form.

Deadline: The submission period has passed. Winners will be notified.