The Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering more than $60,000 in scholarships to Georgia students who are pursuing a degree in the field or have plans to.
Forsyth County Farm Bureau President Wesley Hall recently announced several new scholarships, which will be available for students in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences programs or related fields.
“Agriculture offers many exciting career opportunities,” Hall said. “Both farmers and consumers depend on many jobs agriculture creates; from cooperative Extension agents to food quality control managers who inspect our food to make sure it’s safe. I encourage all students who qualify for one of the Georgia Farm Bureau scholarships to apply.”
Since 1959, the organization has given scholarships to students entering college who have plans to pursue a career in agriculture.
The recent announcement, however, expands the program, offering money to rising college juniors and seniors, those in technical college and those in veterinary college.
More information on the scholarships and the application process can be found at gfbfoundation.org/aitc_scholarships.html.