This scholarship was created in honor of Jerry Silveus who was the General Manager of Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative for more than 20 years. Jerry spent his entire career (over 50 years) working in agriculture in Hancock and surrounding counties. This scholarship was established by Legacy Farmers Cooperative which was formed from a merger between Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative and Deshler Farmers Elevator Company. Legacy Farmers Cooperative is a locally owned farmers’ cooperative located in Findlay, Ohio and the surrounding counties of Hancock, Henry, Putnam, Seneca, and Wood. Legacy Farmers Cooperative has 19 locations including five agronomy locations, Lawn and Pet (feed, farm, turf and garden), two petroleum cardtrol locations, liquid fuel and lubricant delivery, and 11 grain facilities. The Jerry Silveus Agriculture Scholarship has been established with the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to provide a scholarship for members and employees of Legacy Farmers Cooperative, as well as to their children or grandchildren.