Five Bumpers College Students Earn Agriculture Future of America Scholarships

Top from left: Kelby Biswell and Katie Gardner; bottom: Sara Gardner and Anna Mathis. Not pictured: Madison Price.

Top from left: Kelby Biswell and Katie Gardner; bottom: Sara Gardner and Anna Mathis. Not pictured: Madison Price.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Five U of A students in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences have been selected to the Leader and Academic Scholarship program sponsored by Agriculture Future of America.

Recipients are Madison Price, Anna Mathis, Sara Gardner, Katie Gardner and Kelby Biswell. Mathis, Katie Gardner and Biswell are in agricultural education, communications and technology, and Price and Sara Gardner are in agricultural business.

Price is receiving support from AFA, Mathis from the American Soybean Association, Sara Gardner and Katie Gardner from BASF, and Biswell from Belles of the American Royal Organization.

Students gain access to premier personal and professional development, and financial assistance for their college education.

AFA builds bridges for young leaders to foster engagement and innovation in food and agriculture. AFA and its partners are committed to investing in student leader development.

AFA partners supporting the Leader and Academic Scholars program include American Royal Association, American Soybean Association, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, BASF, Belles of the American Royal Organization, California Cotton Alliance, Dairy Farmers of America, Roderick J. and Jo Anne Cyr Foundation, Russ Weathers, The Sosland Foundation, TEGMA, Valent and the William J. Collins Foundation.

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. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

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 3 percent of colleges and 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.


Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences


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