Local graduate Garrett Springs receives scholarship

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Posted 10/5/22

The Alabama Farmers Federation recently awarded more than $140,000 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, forestry and related fields at Auburn University (AU). The organization …

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Local graduate Garrett Springs receives scholarship

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The Alabama Farmers Federation recently awarded more than $140,000 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, forestry and related fields at Auburn University (AU). The organization held its annual scholarship reception on Sept. 26 at Lazenby Farms in Auburn, where 82 students were recognized.
Land-grant university students can receive a scholarship through a special program between the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and county Farmers Federations.
Baldwin County native Garrett Springs received a $1,750 scholarship from the Alabama Farmers Federation Agriculture Foundation and the Baldwin County Farmers Federation. Springs is currently a senior at AU, where he studies agriculture science.
"We are committed to the next generation," Jimmy Parnell, Federation president, said. "We believe that these students are the future of this state, nation and this organization."
Scholarships from the Federation have been awarded to AU students since 1983. AFAF was founded in 2009 as a platform to support agricultural education and is primarily funded through Ag Tag sales.
The 2023-2024 scholarship application opens Nov. 1 and can be found at AlfaFarmers.org/scholarships.

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