Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Arkansas Farm Bureau Names Scholarship Recipients

Tristen Brooke Clanton
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation Committee has
named the 12 recipients of the $3,000 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the
2016-2017 school year.

Scholarship recipients are Arkansas residents, members of a Farm Bureau family and
enrolled as juniors or seniors in pursuit of an agriculture-related degree at a stateaccredited
university.

“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:
 Colleen Burris of Farmington (Washington County). She is an agriculture
education major at Southern Arkansas University.
 Lauren Cheevers of Fayetteville (Washington County). She is an agriculture
education, communications and technology major at the University of Arkansas.
 Tristen Clanton of Hermitage (Bradley County). She is an agriculture
communication and animal science major at the University of Arkansas.
 Zachary DeVore of Des Arc (Prairie County). He is an agriculture business
major at the University of Arkansas.
 Kaycee Grissum of Mountain Home (Baxter County). She is an agriculture
business major at Arkansas State University.
 Allison Gurley of Magnolia (Columbia County). She is an agriculture business
major at Arkansas State University.
 Austin Hamm of Elkins (Washington County). He is an agriculture, food and life
science major at the University of Arkansas.
 Katelin Hyman of Fouke (Miller County). She is an agriculture business major at
the University of Arkansas.
 Nicholas Meeks of Hamburg (Ashley County). He is an agriculture business
major at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
 Caleigh Sue Moyer of Lincoln (Washington County). She is an agriculture
business major at Southern Arkansas University.
 Colton Teekell of Prairie Grove (Washington County). He is an agriculture
systems and technology management major at the University of Arkansas.
 Lindsey Triplett of Conway (Faulkner County). She is an agriculture business
and public relations major at Arkansas Tech University.
Arkansas Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau organizations have awarded more
than $1 million to assist more than 2,000 youth with their college expenses. In addition
to the Foundation scholarship, the organization annually awards the Romeo E. Short
scholarship to students enrolled in the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life
Sciences at the University of Arkansas and the Marvin Vines Memorial scholarship to a
broadcast journalism student at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Many county
Farm Bureaus also award scholarships to young people in local communities.
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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