Livestock Scholarships Awarded

Here in mid-July, college students are getting ready to return to campus, and 28 North Carolina students will be getting some financial help from NC State Fair Livestock Scholarships.

These scholarships are designed for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a university or community college who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the NC State Fair.  The scholarships were funded by sponsors of the annual NC state Fair Junior Livestock Sale of Champions.

To date, at total of $158,000 in scholarships have been awarded in $2,000 increments.  The funding available is dictated by the Sale of Champions during the previous year’s NC State Fair.

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.