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New Jersey residents who are in their senior year in high school and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year, was started because of her desire to give back to the community. Worth $500, this scholarship is meant to assist its recipient in beginning their future in agriculture. 

The qualifications for receiving this award include submitting an application, found at, a resume along with an essay answering the question, “How has your involvement within your respective nominating organization helped to shape your future career choice?” 

In addition, a contestant is required to be a current, active member of an organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board. Each organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board can nominate a maximum of two contestants. 

The winner of the Agricultural Achievement Award must attend the awards ceremony Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Horse Park of New Jersey at 4 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served. Please note that COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the ceremony. Please mail application, resume and essay by May 15, 2021 to: NJDA, Attn:  Lynn Mathews, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, New Jersey 08625.


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