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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Arkansas Farm Bureau Names Scholarship Recipients

7/16/2014 at 9:00 a.m.


LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation Committee met recently to determine the 10 recipients of the $2,125 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.

Scholarship recipients are Arkansas residents, members of a Farm Bureau family and enrolled as juniors or seniors in a state-accredited university. They also must be in pursuit of an agriculture-related degree.  

“Arkansas Farm Bureau has always been an advocate for higher education,” said Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach of Manila (Mississippi County). “The future of Arkansas agriculture is dependent on the young adults who are pursuing agricultural careers. Supporting them remains a priority for this organization.”

The scholarship recipients are:
  • Randy Burnett of Greenbrier (Faulkner County). He is an animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
  • Justin Carroll of Moro (Lee County). He is an agricultural systems technology management major at the University of Arkansas.
  • Allison Gurley of Piggott (Clay County). She is a plant and soil science major at  Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.  
  • Andrew Haggard of Griffithville (White County). He is a mechanical engineering major with an emphasis in agriculture at the University of Arkansas. 
  • Misty Mahan of Sheridan (Grant County). She is an animal science major at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
  • Lyndsie McGhee of Quitman (Cleburne County). She is an animal science major at Arkansas State University in Beebe. 
  • Elizabeth Moseley of Traskwood (Saline County). She is a poultry science major at the University of Arkansas.
  • Patrick Patterson of Piggott (Clay County). He is an agricultural business major at the University of Arkansas.
  • Lindsey Rucker of Pearcy (Garland County). She is an ag business major with an emphasis in animal science at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.
  • Blake Willems of Little Rock (Pulaski County). He is a landscape design and turf management major with an agriculture business minor at the University of Arkansas.
Arkansas Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau organizations have awarded more than $1 million to assist more than 2,000 youth pay for a portion of their college expenses. In addition to the Foundation scholarship, the organization annually awards the Romeo E. Short scholarship to 10 Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences students at the University of Arkansas and the Marvin Vines Memorial scholarship to a broadcast journalism student at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

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For more information contact:

Steve Eddington
(501) 228-1383
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

or

Ken Moore
(501) 228-1512
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

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