BROOMFIELD, Colorado — Kristen Davis of New Sharon is one of the recipients of a 2016 Horizon Organic Producer Education Scholarship, an award that encourages young people to pursue careers in the organic food community.

She will receive $2,500.

“We are very proud of the 2016 HOPE Scholarship recipients and their diverse fields of study,” said Mike Ferry, president of Horizon. “This year’s candidates are high-caliber students with bright futures in the organic community, and it is an honor for Horizon to contribute to their success.”

Davis, 18, grew up on Silver Valley Farm and graduated from Mt. Blue High School, where she served as the president of the Franklin County 4-H Dairy Club and was selected 2015 Maine Dairy Princess.

Her father, James Davis, and her uncle, Richard Davis, co-own and operate Silver Valley Farm.

Kristen will begin her first year this fall at Husson University in Bangor, where she will study mass media with a focus on marketing communications. She plans to use her degree to advocate for organic agriculture.


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