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story.lead_photo.caption Garrett Reynolds, left, and Chandler Knowles of UAM earn Farm Bureau scholarships. Special to The Commercial

The Arkansas Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation Committee recently named 13 recipients of the $3,000 Farm Bureau scholarships, including two from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, according to a news release.

Scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 school year include:

Chandler Knowles of Rison, and Garrett Reynolds of Hamburg, both of the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Casey Arnold of Poplar Grove and Conner Catt of Marion, both of Arkansas State University.

Kaylee Breckling of Benton, Samantha Clanton of Hermitage, Macy Lamkin of Buckner and Kaylie Stone of Gurdon, all of Southern Arkansas University.

Sara Gardner of Fayetteville and Caleb Swears of Carlisle, both of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Kacey Williams of Greenbrier, Arkansas Tech University.

Jacob Hollaway of Griffithville, a student at Arkansas State University, received the Leo Sutterfield Scholarship.

Neely Purifoy of Louann, a student at Southern Arkansas University, earned the Troy Buck Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients are Arkansas residents, members of a Farm Bureau family and enrolled as juniors or seniors in pursuit of agriculture-related degrees at a state-accredited university.

The scholarships are based on financial need, academic achievement, career plans, as well as character and leadership potential. The 13 scholarship recipients will receive paid installments of $1,500 per semester for the 2020-21 academic year, according to the release.

"Arkansas Farm Bureau has always been an advocate for higher education," said Arkansas Farm Bureau President Rich Hillman of Carlisle. "The future of Arkansas agriculture is dependent on the young adults who are pursuing agricultural careers. Supporting them remains a priority for this organization."

Arkansas Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau organizations have awarded more than $1 million to assist more than 2,000 youths with their college expenses. Many county Farm Bureaus also award scholarships to young people in local communities.

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