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GFB Foundation awards $57,000 to ag scholars

Posted on May 23, 2019 12:00 AM

A crop of 29 students from across Georgia was selected to receive a total of $57,000 in scholarships from the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarships are awarded to students who have excelled academically and in their extracurricular activities. The selected students must intend to pursue or be pursuing degrees in agriculture, forestry or family and consumer sciences at a school that is part of The University System of Georgia, Berry College, Emmanuel College or any accredited college/university in Georgia with an ag program or a Georgia accredited technical college.

“Georgia Farm Bureau is committed to investing in the future of Georgia agriculture, which is why our organization proudly offers scholarships each year to students who want to pursue a career in agriculture,” GFB President Gerald Long said. “We are happy to offer scholarships this year to students who plan to become ag teachers, welders, veterinarians, ag mechanics, ag engineers, ag business employees and ag lawyers.”

The scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors headed to college or a technical college in the fall, rising college juniors and seniors and students enrolled in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine who plan to care for farm animals.

Recipients are as follows:


College Freshman Scholarship for Agriculture

Five students planning to enter college as freshmen at either Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) or the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES) were awarded scholarships of $3,000 each: Dawson Adams, Coffee County; Kirk Beacham, Colquitt County; Annelies Carr, Gordon County; Levi Martin, Houston County and Will Woodard, Morgan County. These students plan to pursue degrees in ag business, ag engineering, ag education or animal science.

An additional seven students were selected to receive scholarships of $1,500: Taylor Barber, Decatur County; Hailey Craig, Henry County; Clifton Edwards, Mitchell County; Parker Garrett, Habersham County; Amber Martinez, Cherokee County; Bryce Roland, Houston County; and Ava Jane Teasley, Newton County.  These students plan to attend ABAC or UGA CAES to pursue degrees in animal science/animal health, ag economics, ag education and ag  communications.


Technical College Scholarship for Ag

Shelby Dalton, Banks County; Hunter Moss, Towns County; Jacob Wood, Laurens County; and James Harris Youmans, Candler County were each selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Dalton plans to pursue a degree in agriculture at North Georgia Technical College. Moss plans to study welding at North Georgia Technical College. Wood plans to study welding at Oconee Fall Line Technical College. Youmans plans to study ag diesel mechanics at Southeastern Technical College.


Rising College JR/SR Scholarships for Ag

The foundation awarded 10 scholarships of $2,000 each to these rising college juniors and seniors: Savannah Austin, Butts County; Savannah Brannen, Screven County; Kylie Bruce, Franklin County; Dalton Green, Walker County; Morgan Hart, Colquitt County; Sadie Hobbs, White County; Sadie Lackey, Gilmer County; Ben Parker, Houston County; Morgan Rowan, Lowndes County; and Rebecca Wallace, North Fulton County. All plan to attend UGA CAES in the fall and are studying animal science, ag education, ag communications or applied biology.


UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Brooke Helton, White County; Erik Ragan, Catoosa County and Michelle Sheffield, Dodge County were chosen to receive scholarships of $2,500 each as they study to become food animal veterinarians at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

Visit to learn more about the GFB Foundation for Agriculture or to make a tax-deductible donation. Instructions for applying for the 2020 scholarships will be announced on the foundation website in the fall.