Scholars in the Spotlight: Ranck realizes relevance of rural agriculture

Because he was raised on a farm, Connor Ranck realizes that agriculture is an important component in the United States, as well as the world. This knowledge is the reason Ranck has such a deep interest in the subject. 

Connor Ranck is the agriculture Burrowes
Scholar for 2016
"Ag has lots of options and covers many areas that I am interested in," Ranck explains.

This love of agriculture has led Ranck to be one of this year’s Burrowes Scholar recipients. He also received the honor his fifth grade year. Ranck, who hopes to minor in agricultural or dairy science, is currently a member of FFA, which allows him to participate in activities including showing at the fair and dairy judging.

When asked about his favorite part of the subject, Ranck answers, "I really enjoy the community and applicability aspects. I love the people who are also involved in ag. They're great! Also, Ag is really applicable to every day life whether it is knowing how to fix a lawnmower, growing your own garden, or knowing that you can trust the farmers and the industry."

Living in Lancaster County, many of us take advantage of the people involved in agriculture. This is an ill habit. Agriculture is extremely important, especially considering all the scientific knowledge and back-breaking work it requires. 

Connor Ranck is an excellent representative of the people who take on this challenging subject and truly deserves to be honored as a Burrowes Scholar recipient.

This is the tenth article in an series featuring each of the high school recipients of the Burrowes Scholar award, which is given to one student in each subject area who demonstrates academic excellence in that subject. For more articles, visit this page. The series is coordinated by senior staff writer Mackenzie Miller, a three-time Burrowes Scholar herself.

--Pierson Castor, Columnist

Edited: BP

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