Curtis Harsh of Delaware County was awarded with one of four $1,000 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) “Tagged for Greatness” scholarships on Jan. 23 at the Ohio Cattlemen’s annual meeting and awards banquet at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center.
This year is the 10th year for the OCF Tagged for Greatness Scholarship, supported by funds from the sales of Ohio beef license plates. The award is designed for a college student who is currently enrolled in an agricultural program, or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university.
Harsh is the son of David and Michele Harsh. He is a freshman at Iowa State University, majoring in animal science.
While at Iowa State, Harsh is involved in the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and the Block and Bridle Club. He has been extensively involved with raising and exhibiting cattle, as evidenced by his achievement of the 2015 Ohio State Fair Outstanding Breeding Beef and Market Beef Exhibitor titles. He currently serves as the treasurer for the American Junior Chianina Board and said he looks forward to returning home after school to continue as a fourth-generation grain and cattle farmer.
Harsh, a graduate of Buckeye Valley High School, was also named The Gazette’s “Teen of the Year” in 2015.
Information for this story was provided by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.