The Arkansas Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation Committee recently met to determine the 11 recipients of the $2,500 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. 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 of 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, and supporting them is a priority.”

The scholarship recipients are:

  • Mollie Dykes of Hot Springs (Garland County). She is an agricultural communications major with an agricultural education minor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
  • Crystal Nicole Foster of Russellville (Pope County). She is an agricultural education major at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.
  • Cody Rhyne Gallagher of Foreman (Little River County). He is an agricultural education and poultry science double major with an agricultural business minor at the University of Arkansas. 
  • Austin White Henderson of McGehee (Desha County). He is agricultural business and plant and soil science double major at the University of Arkansas in Monticello.
  • Jacob Irwin of Ola (Yell County). He is an agricultural business/pre-veterinary medicine major with a chemistry minor at Arkansas Tech University.
  • Mark Everett Lambert of Stuttgart (Arkansas County). He is an agricultural business graduate student at the University of Arkansas.
  • Robert Hunter Lipsey of DeQueen (Sevier County). He is an agricultural business major at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.  
  • Christen Odom of Cabot (Lonoke County). She is an agricultural business major at Arkansas Tech University.
  • Danielle Smith of Fayetteville (Washington County). She is an agricultural communications major at the University of Arkansas.
  • Meghan Sommers of Morrilton (Conway County). She is an animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major at the University of Arkansas.
  • Sarah Wright of Fayetteville (Washington County). She is an agricultural education major with minors in agricultural communications and poultry science at the University of Arkansas.