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

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

Auburn University Ag, Forestry Students Awarded $128,000 In Scholarships
October 19, 2020 |

By Marlee Moore and Mary Wilson

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

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 Federation President Jimmy Parnell, also AFAF board president and an AU College of Agriculture alumnus. “It’s a pleasure 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.”

One future leader is Brittany Carroll of Dale County. She’s a sophomore studying agricultural business and economics.

“I can’t say thanks enough,” said Carroll, 20, who was raised on a diversified row crop, cattle and poultry farm. “These scholarships help us pursue our future careers and achieve our dreams.”

For Orum Snow, time on his family property in Wilcox County and earning the rank of Eagle Scout cued his career dream — working in the great outdoors. Federation scholarships helped smooth his path to a career in land management.

“I wanted to be outdoors and find something that was hands-on but still technical. I decided on forestry because it was the major that provided the most time outdoors,” said Snow, 21. “Scholarships allow you to focus on schoolwork without stressing about jobs or finding other ways to pay for school, books or housing.”

This year, 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.

Students pursuing degrees in agriculture, forestry or a related field at AU or Alabama A&M University can apply for the competitive AFAF Scholarship Program.

Applications open Nov. 17 and close Jan. 31. Learn more by visiting

For recipient photos, view the scholarship album on the Alabama Farmers Federation Facebook page. 

AutaugaDaniel Carterseniorcrop and soil sciences (science)
BaldwinZoe Vicichsenioranimal sciences (pre-vet)
BarbourBecky Hawkinssenioragricultural business and economics
BlountSeth Ingramsenioragricultural business and economics
ButlerCatherine Odomseniorpoultry science (production)
CalhounRachel Hollingsworthsenioranimal sciences (pre-vet)
ChambersGavin Rankinsjunioranimal sciences (animal/allied industries)
CherokeeWesley Rogerssophomoreanimal sciences (pre-vet)
ChiltonBailey Priceseniorcrop and soil sciences (turfgrass)
ChoctawKalie Lindsaysophomoreanimal sciences (animal/allied industries)
ClarkeNick Popeseniorwildlife ecology and management
ClayWill Jordansophomoreagricultural communications
CoffeeCody Davissenioranimal sciences (pre-vet)
ColbertKatie Davisjunioranimal sciences (pre-vet)
ConecuhAbby Dunnjunioragricultural business and economics
CovingtonCaleb Whitehurstsenioragricultural business and economics
CrenshawKyndal Staleysophomorepoultry science (pre-vet)
CullmanKacie Donaldsonsenioragricultural business and economics
DaleHannah Welchsenioranimal sciences (pre-vet)
DallasWill Ingramfreshmanagricultural business and economics
DeKalbKailee Johnsonsenioragriscience education
ElmoreKody Wingardfreshmanpre-forestry
EscambiaWill Smithseniorforestry
EtowahEmma Stoughfreshmanapplied biotechnology
GenevaSara Greenfreshmanagricultural business and economics
HaleShelby Marshjunioranimal sciences (animal/allied industries)
HenryKaitlyn Chestnutsenioragricultural science
HoustonAnna Beth Freemansenioranimal sciences (pre-vet)
JacksonMegan Woodallfreshmanpre-agriscience education
JeffersonClayton Crumpseniorpoultry science (production)
LauderdaleAngelina Richsophomorehorticulture
LawrenceTanner Hoodsophomoreagricultural communications
LeeLouie Harrisfreshmananimal sciences (pre-vet)
LimestoneJasey Blackjunioragricultural communications
LowndesAbigail Lanesophomorebiological and agricultural technology management
MaconAlyson Mannjuniorwildlife science (pre-vet)
MadisonLuke Cheathamjuniorcrop and soil sciences (turfgrass)
MarengoWilliam Yatessophomorebiological and agricultural technology management
MarshallNathan Cornuttseniorcrop and soil sciences (production)
MobileWill Millerseniorcrop and soil sciences (production)
MonroeClay Tuckersenioragricultural business and economics
MontgomeryMason Belcherfreshmananimal sciences (pre-vet)
MorganDustin Randolphsophomorecrop and soil sciences (production)
PickensVictoria Deesenioragricultural communications
PikeAlexander Muellerjuniorhorticulture
RandolphKendall Holmessenioragriscience education
ShelbyRobert Baxley Shoresfreshmanwildlife ecology and management
St. ClairBen Castleberrysenioragriscience education
TalladegaJosie Williamsjunioragricultural business and economics
TallapoosaSage Hammondssenioragricultural business and economics
TuscaloosaLizann LaBreshfreshmananimal sciences (pre-vet)
WalkerJace McCauleyseniorforestry
WashingtonRiley Hilljuniorenvironmental science
WilcoxOrum Snowseniorforestry

Additional County Farmers Federation Scholarship recipients

BaldwinGrayson Bertollaseniorecological engineering
BaldwinRegan Smartfreshmanenvironmental science
ChambersGavin Rankinsjunioranimal sciences (animal/allied industries)
ChiltonThaddeus Huntersenioranimal sciences (pre-vet)
CovingtonDawson Jerniganfreshmanpoultry science (pre-vet)
CovingtonEmily Wismerjuniorhorticulture
CovingtonPeyton Zessinjunioragricultural science
DaleBrittany Carrollsophomoreagricultural business and economics
HenryGabriel Algerjuniorcrop and soil sciences (production)
HenryWayne Bradyseniorcrop and soil sciences (science)
HenryBryce Johnsonsophomorecrop and soil sciences (production)
HenryClay Rippeyseniorcrop and soil sciences (production)
HoustonAshlyn Peterssenioragricultural science
HoustonJacob Sizemoreseniorcrop and soil sciences (production)
LeeJulia Bushfreshmanagricultural business and economics
LeeClari Gregsonfreshmanpre-forestry
LeeJulia Lawrencejuniorpoultry science (production)
LeeWes Stewartjuniorwildlife enterprise management
MadisonEthan Jonesseniorbiosystems engineering
MadisonJay Moorefreshmananimal sciences (pre-vet)
MadisonJustin McCaghrenseniorcrop and soil sciences (production)
Mike Henry Memorial Scholarship 
ClayMichael Morrisonjunioranimal sciences (meat science)
Ronny Donaldson Memorial Scholarship
CullmanKaycee Wrightsenioranimal sciences (equine)
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