Auburn University Ag, Forestry Students Awarded $128,000 In Scholarships

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Auburn University student Louie Harris of Lee County received a $1,750 scholarship from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and the Lee County Farmers Federation. The Auburn native is a freshman studying animal sciences pre-vet.

Courtesy of Alabama
Farmers Federation

Seventy-six students at Auburn University (AU) received scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year through various Alabama Farmers Federation groups.

Auburn University student Julia Bush of Lee County received a scholarship from the Lee County Farmers Federation. The Opelika native is a freshman studying agricultural business and economics.

Of the recipients, 54 received the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF) Scholarship. The program is a joint effort between AFAF and county Farmers Federations, which split the funding of the scholarships — $1,250 and $500 respectively.

“We’re proud of these students. They’re hard workers who represent the future of agriculture and farming,” said Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell, who also serves as president of AFAF’s board of directors. “It’s a pleasure to be able to invest in their education through this scholarship program. We’re confident these young adults will go on to achieve great things in our industry.”

Farmers Federations in Baldwin, Chambers, Chilton, Covington, Dale, Henry, Houston, Lee and Madison counties awarded an additional 21 scholarships. Recipients were also selected for the Mike Henry Memorial Scholarship and the Ronny Donaldson Memorial Scholarship.

Auburn University student Clari Gregson of Lee County received a scholarship from the Lee County Farmers Federation. The Auburn native is a freshman studying pre-forestry.

Students pursuing degrees in agriculture, forestry or a related field at AU or Alabama A&M University must apply for the competitive AFAF Scholarship Program. Annually, applications are due Jan. 31. Visit alfafarmers.org/scholarships for more details.

For photos of this year’s recipients, view the scholarship album on the Alabama Farmers Federation Facebook page. For a full list of recipients, visit www.alfafarmers.org/2020-Ag-Foundation-Scholarships.

Auburn University student Julia Lawrence of Lee County received a scholarship from the Lee County Farmers Federation. The Auburn native is a junior studying poultry science- production.

Not pictured above: Auburn University student Wes Stewart of Lee County received a scholarship from the Lee County Farmers Federation. The Auburn native is a junior studying wildlife enterprise management.

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