My name is Ms. Smith. I am a senior at Argonaut high school in Jackson California. My hobby is horse riding. Horses have been one of my passions for a long time since my childhood. In the last four years, I have been in high school pursuing my career. I have been active in the FFA. At one point, I was elected for two years as a leader in this group. I have also practiced wrestling for three years and it has impressed me a lot. My academic achievements are also good and I am proud of them. I credit all these successes to balance that I put to all the activities that I do. I allocate the same consideration and time to both co-curricular and curricula activities.
In my education, I have a passion for agricultural studies and activities. I started this passion way before, when I was young. I copied it from my uncle, who was a veterinary officer in California. I liked the way he tendered animals to the extent he had established a strong relationship with them. He cared for them same to human beings and I believe God will reward him for that. From this experience, I developed a liking towards nature, particularly plants. Since my childhood, the kinds of plants I have interacted with are those grown for home use in our gardens. I guess this is the source of my desire, to build my career on these homegrown plants. I have since narrowed my passion to crop insurance, fertilizer and chemical sales and farm management from the previously general plant care.
Being a human being, I can feel bad if my crops, being the main source of money to my family, were struck by a calamity leaving me without food. This can be a blow compared to retrenchment or dismissal from work without pay. Based on this reason, I may not want the same to befall a fellow human. It is from this concern that I got interested in crop insurance, which deals with insuring the farmer’s crops against calamities like drought, theft, hurricanes and others (General Accounting Office, 7). I did this subject so that I can be able to help farmers insure their crops through advising them the importance of crop insurance and the benefits attached to it. This will put the crop farmers on a safe standard even when calamities like drought strike and therefore cover them from losses. To strengthen my support to farmers, I have also engaged in studies on fertilizer and chemical sales. Using this, I can be able to come up with better advices to farmers on the types of fertilizers and chemicals they should use on their farms, the harmful ones to crops, the best prices of fertilizers and chemicals and the times at which they should apply the fertilizers. This will enable the farmers capitalize on the aim of using fertilizers-increasing production (Uri & Novinka, 79).
Farm management refers to the organization and operation of a farm with an end expectation of maximizing profits from all the transactions happening on that farm. To be able to maintain this, the farmer must maintain the methods and type of farming used and price variances so that out of that the farm resources are utilized well for the high returns. Most farmers may not be aware of this rule-the reason why I studied this course so that I can help such farmers to realize the best out of their farms (Lamer, 26).
My goal in doing this course is to enlighten farmers on the ways through which they can effect crop insurance, fertilizer and chemical sales and farm management so that the outputs realized from their farming is exceptionally enough to cater for their day-to-day needs as well as provide them with some finances for saving. Based on these, I deem myself a very productive entity to the society once I am given the chance to further my studies through this scholarship award. I would be very grateful if I realized my dream of service to people and society as a whole. Thank you in advance for consideration as I await your communication.
General Accounting Office. Crop insurance: USDA needs to improve oversight of insurance companies and develop a policy to address any future insolvencies: Report to congressional requesters. New York: General Accounting Office, 2004. Pp. 7-10.
Lamer, Mirko. The world fertilizer economy, Issue 10. California: Food Research Institute of Stanford University, 1999. Pp.24-28
Uri, Noel & Novinka. Agriculture and the environment. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 2006. Pp76-80.