Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Three Students Receive Arkansas Agriculture Scholarships

May 1, 2019

04/30/2019

JONESBORO – Three Arkansas State University students with majors in the College of Agriculture were among the recipients of Arkansas Agriculture Department scholarships last week in Little Rock.

The three are Brenna Cannon of Jonesboro, agronomy and agriculture business major; Aubrey Hargett of Hampton, horticulture major; and Jessica Krob of Leachville, plant science major.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward, and State Plant Board Director Butch Calhoun presented the awards totaling $20,000 to students from four state universities, including A-State, Southern Arkansas University, Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

“Farmers provide so many things that are essential to life: beef, pork, poultry, and even catfish; cotton for clothes and lumber for houses and paper,” said Gov. Hutchinson to scholarship recipients. “I am pleased that you have chosen to follow thousands before you who have learned the best methods to produce the highest yields.

“In choosing a career in agriculture, which is our state’s largest industry, you have chosen a rewarding path. Thank you in advance for the contribution.”

Funding for the scholarships comes from civil penalties collected by the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s State Plant Board. Each institution receives $5,000 annually and has its own process for awarding scholarship funds to students and setting the amount each student receives for respective programs.

The AAD is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.

Original article source: http://www.astate.edu/news/three-students-receive-arkansas-agriculture-scholarships | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

0 0 vote
Article Rating

Related Articles

ASU Board Hears Update on ‘Remarkable’ Campus Pandemic Efforts  

ASU Board Hears Update on ‘Remarkable’ Campus Pandemic Efforts   12/04/2020 LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas State University System campuses “have done a remarkable job” handling safety challenges during the COVID-19 Read more

Arvest Foundation Donates $10,000 to Arkansas State University System Foundation

12/01/2020 Kevin Hufstedler, community bank president of Arvest Bank in Northeast Arkansas, and Kelly Damphousse, A-State chancellor  JONESBORO – The Arkansas State University System Foundation recently received a donation in the amount Read more

Game Notes: A-State vs Crowley’s Ridge College

Story Links   STORYLINES- The 2020-21 campaign marks the program's 93rd season with the Red Wolves amassing a 1,223-1,186 all-time record (.508) dating back to the inaugural 1926-27 season- Marquis Read more

Red Wolves Fall at Memphis

Next Game: Crowleys Ridge College 12/4/2020 | 7:00 PM ESPN+ 107.9 KFIN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (12/2/20) – Marquis Eaton crossed the 1,000-career points plateau, but Memphis ran past the Arkansas State Read more

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest