GF's Owens receives agriculture scholarship

Friday, May 31, 2019

Matthew Owens of Green Forest was among nine Arkansas college students majoring in agriculture-related studies who were presented with scholarships recently at the state Capitol in Little Rock.

The scholarships were presented by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward and State Plant Board Director Butch Calhoun.

“Farmers provide so many things that are essential to life: beef, pork, poultry, and even catfish; cotton for clothes and lumber for houses and paper,” Hutchinson told the scholarship recipients. “I am pleased that you have chosen to follow thousands before you who have learned the best methods to produce the highest yields. In choosing a career in agriculture, which is our state’s largest industry, you have chosen a rewarding path. Thank you in advance for the contribution.”

Funding for the scholarships comes from civil penalties collected by the State Plant Board.

Owens is majoring in agriculture business at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

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