Farmington, CT has long been an agricultural town and the Hein family has been part of that for the last 200 years. In 2019 David Hein was injured and has been unable to continue farming. The farming torch was passed to Jennifer Villa, owner of Farmington Farm Truck in October of 2020. Jennifer now owns the farm and continues to grow on this historic piece of agricultural land. Jennifer wanted to recognize David Hein, his wife Martha and the Hein family for their agricultural contributions and their farming legacy.
In 2020, Farmington Farm Truck sold a very special holiday ornament and the last of the Hein Farm popping corn with all proceeds going towards the creation of an agricultural scholarship. A fund was established for an annual agriculture scholarship to be awarded to a Farmington High School student interested in pursuing agriculture as a career.
$1,000 was awarded in June of 2021 to Samantha Erickson. Samantha is a Farmington High School going to a university focusing on environmental science and specifically cleaner water and soils. "Although I can't predict where I'll be in 10 years, this is what I see: I'm working in the farm fields, standing in streams, digging in the soil and conducting research - doing whatever I can to make sure these resources are available and healthy for everyone." Samantha Erickson
The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Farmington High School senior.
Interested applicants should fill out application below and include an essay about why they are interested in agriculture and what they hope to work towards in their agricultural pursuits.
Mail the application and essay to:
Farmington Farm Truck
303 Meadow Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Include your name, address and phone number.
Essays due by April 30th, 2022.
Recipient will be chosen by scholarship review committee by June 15th, 2021.
Scholarship provided by sales of Hein Farm herbs, Farm Truck/Hein Farm ornament, Hein farm calendar and donations from Farmington Farm Truck.