PROTECT THE HARVEST ANNOUNCES 2020 JIM HARMON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
For Immediate Release: Brownsburg, Indiana, May 15,2020
Protect The Harvest Announces 2020 Jim Harmon Memorial Scholarship Winner.
Protect The Harvest is pleased to announce the winner of the Jim Harmon Memorial Scholarship. This year’s $300 scholarship winner is Augustine "Gus" Williams, a senior at North Shelby High School. He will graduate with magna cum laude honors and holds leadership roles in FFA and Student Council. Gus is a three-sport athlete, enjoys public speaking opportunities through the FFA, and runs his own seasonal business (Mums the Word). This fall he will be attending Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and will be pursuing a double major in Business and Agricultural Science. His expectation is to enter the Missouri University School of Law in the fall of 2024. He hopes to serve his local communities as a lawyer by guiding clients in legal aspects of farm policy, business development, and estate planning or by seeking a career in agricultural sales or agricultural finance.
Jim Harmon Memorial Tractor Pull
Over the last several years the Jim Harmon Memorial Tractor Pull has raised funds to provide a variety of scholarships. According to his son James, “Jim Harmon, our dad worked for Burkhardt Bros. Garage, a Massey Ferguson dealership in Clarence, Mo., until they closed. He then started Harmon’s On the Farm Service & Repairs. He also restored, showed, and pulled antique tractors, farmed off and on around the Wien and Lagonda area. Dad was born 3/10/1945 in the Wien Mo. area to John and Valley Harmon . And he also served as a Mechanic in the US Army in Germany and here in the USA.
We have been able to give out 2 FFA Scholarships in 2019, 3 in 2018 , 1 in 2017 , 3 in 2016 & 1 in 2015 in our dads memory. That’s why we do a pull each year is to raise money for the scholarships. We pull out of field tractors, classic, antique and open classes. I still pull the tractor my dad built for me when I started.”
Protect The Harvest
"Protect The Harvest pleased to award this scholarship to Gus. Part of our organization's mission is to support and encourage our youth to use their skills to help further agriculture in America," said Protect The Harvest Board Secretary, Theresa Lucas McMahan. "We want our scholarship programs to continue to grow and help more students in the near future."
Protect The Harvest is a non-profit that was founded in 2011 to defend and preserve American freedoms and to support farmers, ranchers, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal owners.