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Michigan State Fair invests in future of youth

NOVI, MI -- The Michigan State Fair, presented by Ram Trucks, is proud to invest in the future of agriculture in Michigan through the Urban, Rural and Equestrian Scholarship programs. The awards have increased from $20,000 from their initial launch in 2013 to more than $40,000 for 2017; The winners and their communities are very diverse and spotlight the ever-changing culture and landscape of our great state. These scholarships were made possible through the ongoing support of our esteemed partners; C.F. Burger Creamery, the Detroit Shriners, Kroger Company of Michigan, MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Foundation for Agriculture and Guernsey Farms Dairy. The Michigan State Fair, LLC is held over Labor Day Weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

2017 Recipients

Urban Agriculture: Timothy Gateway, Lillyanna Keshkinen, Daniela Lugo, Eli Meason, Hannah Meason, Ricardo Mercina, Anthony Morgan, Aalia Muhammad, Khyree Wells, Richard Zarate, Bryce and Julian Danzy, Emmanuel Sales, Deena Dotson, Raven Johnson, Miriam Klenke, Ben Meason, Jennyfer Mecina, Rosita Mecina, Jacob’e Oglesby, Heather Gregory, Aaron Hutka, Alana Hutka, Susanna Khanuk

Dairy: Adrianna Jackson, Carolyn Delong 

Beef: Kylie Pickard, Olivia Jannert 

Sheep: Riley Leonard, Ethan Plank 

Goats: Bryant Janetzke, Kimberly Suran 

Swine: Brianna Stockwell, Jaycie Brown 

Poultry: Dale Mize, Allie Purves 

Rabbits: Caitlin Plank, Ciara Allen 

Horses: Sarah Liford, Saige Morgan 

Home Arts: Jewell Mason, Christy Sopocy, Samantha Stanke, Lydia Davenport, Joshua Marimpietri, Brianne Gryspeerd, Ivy Davenport, Jessica Marimpietri, Cylee Hughes, Dallas Richards

Agriculture: Charlee Klink, Katlyn Schwab

To learn more about the Scholarship programs offered by the Michigan State Fair, LLC, and how to submit for consideration in 2018, please visit