GREENBRIER — The Arkansas Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation Committee met recently to determine the ten recipients of the $2,125 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. Randy Burnett, a Greenbrier High School graduate, was the only recipient from Faulkner County. He is an animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
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."
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.
The nine other recipients are Justin Carroll of Moro (Lee County), Allison Gurley of Piggott (Clay County), Andrew Haggard of Griffithville (White County), ? Misty Mahan of Sheridan (Grant County), Lyndsie McGhee of Quitman (Cleburne County), Elizabeth Moseley of Traskwood (Saline County), Patrick Patterson of Piggott (Clay County), Lindsey Rucker of Pearcy (Garland County), Lindsey Rucker of Pearcy (Garland County) and Blake Willems of Little Rock (Pulaski County).