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Ole Farmers Association North America Awards Eight Scholarships To Case Students

Written by Shauna-Kay Cassell
The Ole Farmers Association North America (OFANA) recently presented eight scholarships to students attending the College of Agriculture, Science, & Education (CASE) in Jamaica

The Ole Farmers Association North America (OFANA) recently presented eight scholarships to students attending the College of Agriculture, Science, & Education (CASE) in Jamaica on January 30, 2016, valued JA$2.8M or US$28,500, in an effort to foster the advancement of agricultural-related science degrees at the College.

Since 2010, OFANA has awarded Agriculture students with 25 scholarships in keeping with the mission of the organization.“…We expect students to show their appreciation by attaining the highest level of academic excellence and becoming a coach and mentor to fellow students” expressed President of OFANA, Wendell Codner.

Currently, OFANA is funding a Plant Tissue Lab at the main campus of CASE. This is a great endeavor whereby the college will be able to “breed plants that are better suited for certain environmental conditions” said Codner. Furthermore, this project “will provide greater monetized and educational value” asserted CASE President, Dr. Derrick Deslandes. As such, OFANA will host various fundraising activities to raise the necessary funds for the lab, including the 2016 Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA) (USA) Inc. Mega Raffle.

To learn more about the mega raffle and other opportunities to donate, visit the OFANA website: http://www.olefarmers.com/ or contact Wendell Codner by email: [email protected].

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The Ole Farmers Association, North America (OFANA) was established in 2007 as a not for profit organization. Membership is open to alumni of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education and its successor institutions, namely: Farm School, Jamaica School of Agriculture and College of Agriculture. The association now operates under its 2008 revised constitution and bylaws…

 

Ole Farmers

President of OFANA, Wendell Codner, presenting the Scholarship check to CASE President Derrick Deslandes

Ole Farmers- OFANA Schiolarship Winners

Scholarships recipients with OFANA President and Executive members Balford Banton, VP of Georgia Region, Norma Jarrett, VP of Northeast Region and Terrence Johnson, Assistant Treasure

Ole Farmers Scholarship Presentation to CASE students

CASE audience at scholarship presentation

 

About the author

Shauna-Kay Cassell

Shauna writes press releases for the Jamaica Diaspora Association on the following websites: Calling All Jamaicans and Jamaicans.com. Having studied criminology and political science at the University of Toronto, her passion is to make a difference within the Canadian criminal justice system. In her spare time, you can find her hiking/ jogging on a nearby trail, writing, reading a novel or travelling.

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