Arkansas Department of Agriculture distributes $20,000 in college scholarships

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The Arkansas Department of Agriculture recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships to eight students attending Arkansas universities with agricultural programs. The universities include Arkansas State University, Southern Arkansas University, the University of Arkansas, and Arkansas Tech University.

“The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to provide funding to help these deserving students further their education and prepare for potential careers in agriculture, our state’s largest industry,” said Wes Ward, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture. “It is an exciting time to be involved in the agricultural industry and we wish the scholarship recipients all the best as they consider the many career options available in agriculture,” said Ward.

Funding for the scholarships comes from civil penalties collected by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture utilized a committee to determine scholarship recipients.

The scholarship recipients include the following students:

Arkansas State University
– Rachel Davis, Mammoth Spring; agriculture business major
– Magon James, DeWitt; animal science major

Arkansas Tech University
– Leon Fields, Russellville; agriculture education major
– Laney Moore, Danville; agriculture education major

Southern Arkansas University
– Jonathan Horton, Russellville; agribusiness major
– Mallory Landreth, Taylor; poultry science major

University of Arkansas
– Gracie Hewat, Fayetteville; agriculture education major
– Anna Mathis, Harrison; agricultural communications and leadership major