Asotin wheat growers award scholarship

The Asotin County wheat growers have awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Shelby Forgey, daughter of Brad and Jody Forgey of Asotin.

Forgey just graduated from Asotin High School where she played varsity basketball and track. She grew up participating in 4H and FFA and has been tap dancing since she was two. Forgey is planning on attending college in Walla Walla, Wash., to study to be a crop adjustor. She said that career would allow her to travel around and work from home where “…I’d still get to work with horses and have some cows.”

Forgey’s family owns a cattle ranch/dryland wheat farm, and she definitely feels an affinity towards the animal side of the operation. She said she got her first horse when she was three and has slowly expanded “her herd” ever since.

Growing up in agriculture has taught Forgey a lot of skills and values, such as the value of life and working hard.

“I definitely learned that even if you don’t want to do something, you have to do it,” she said, adding that she once got asked about the term adulting. “Adulting is something that I think I do on a daily basis. I know how to cook. I know how to take care of someone or something, and that’s because of the way I grew up in agriculture.”

Forgey thanked wheat growers for the scholarship.

“College isn’t cheap, so every little bit helps,” she said.

The Asotin County wheat growers scholarship is funded solely by wheat donations from county growers.