Jordan Bonham of Fayette County was recently awarded with one of four $1,000 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) Country Club scholarships at the Ohio Cattlemen’s annual convention and awards banquet at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center.
This is the eighth year for the OCF Country Club scholarship, supported by funds from the country club miniature golf course at the 2015 Ohio State Fair. The award is designed for a college student who is currently enrolled in an agricultural program, or a high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university.
Jordan is the daughter of Barry and Wendy Bonham. She is a senior, majoring in agricultural communication at The Ohio State University. She’s involved in the Agricultrual Communicators of Tomorrow, Saddle and Sirloin Club, Collegiate Cattlewomen, is the president of the Sigma Alpha Sorority, and was honored with the Alpha Zeta Partners award.
Jordan is an ambassador for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and serves on the student council. She has graduated from the Master’s of Beef Advocacy Program and helped charter the Buckeyes 4 Beef program, where they set up tailgates at OSU home games and talk to consumers about beef.
Established in 1995, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation’s mission is to advance the future of Ohio’s beef industry by investing in research and education programs. Investments to the OCF are allotted to specific educational programs, leadership development efforts, and scholarships for beef industry youth. These help to build a bright future for Ohio’s beef industry while preserving the agricultural way of life.
The OCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charitable organization and is governed by a board of trustees with Ohio Cattlemen’s Association leadership experience. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law and support the mission and programs of the Foundation.