Scholarship Fund

Michael Aiello of Uesugi Farms as a boy holding up a fish he caught.The Michael Aiello Memorial Scholarship Fund is our most heartfelt way of giving back to the community and making the future a little brighter for the next generation of farmers. We take applications from qualified, dedicated students in the local community who are eager to pursue a college degree – and career – in agriculture and who need financial assistance for tuition, books and lodging. In order to provide this vital financial assistance, we organize an annual fundraiser and invite the community to participate, complete with live entertainment, a whole lot of food and fun all around.

We created this scholarship fund in honor of Joe’s son Michael, who was raised in the family business alongside his brother Pete. He worked as the company’s farm manager until he passed away in 2007.

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