Four Bumpers College Students Presented Arkansas Agricultural Consultants Association Scholarships

From left, AACA scholarship recipients Taylor Farr (crop science), Laura Ortega (crop science), AACA's Chuck Farr, Brandon Moore (agricultural education, communications and technology) and Austin Cates (agricultural business).
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From left, AACA scholarship recipients Taylor Farr (crop science), Laura Ortega (crop science), AACA's Chuck Farr, Brandon Moore (agricultural education, communications and technology) and Austin Cates (agricultural business).

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Chuck Farr, a Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences graduate, was on campus this spring to present Arkansas Agricultural Consultants Association scholarships to four students.

Farr, a crop consultant with Mid-South Ag Consultants, presented $1,500 scholarships to current Bumpers College students for 2017-18.

Receiving the scholarships were Austin Cates, agricultural business; Taylor Farr, crop science; Brandon Moore, agricultural education, communications and technology; and Laura Ortega, crop science.

The AACA is an organization of licensed agricultural consultants in Arkansas. AACA serves the consultants and agricultural industry by providing current information, promoting research, assisting producers in the production of their crops by the most economical means and promoting improved environmental practices. 

"The U of A system's research provides us the tools and information to work with our growers to make each of us successful in the field of agriculture," Farr said.

AACA consultants inspect their growers' crops throughout the season and report findings and recommendations back to them. As an organization, AACA strives to gather and share current information in the group to help ensure consultants have the latest information on what conditions are being seen throughout the state and how those conditions are being treated.

AACA also sponsors one scholarship in the amount of $750 for a high-school senior who will be enrolling as a freshman.

Farr earned his bachelor's degree in agronomy in 1987.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu


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