Two Jackson residents have been awarded 2018 Georgia Farm Bureau scholarships.

Ivy English of Jackson is one of 15 recipients of the 2018 Georgia Farm Bureau scholarship for agriculture for graduating high school seniors. English is one of 10 students to receive a $1,500 scholarship.

The scholarships recognize and assist deserving and outstanding students pursuing college degrees in agriculture or an ag-related degree at a college in the University System of Georgia or Berry College, the Farm Bureau said.

English, the daughter of Laura and Isaac English, is a senior at Piedmont Academy who plans to attend the University of Georgia to study agricultural business. She is a member of the 4-H Club and earned distinction as a Master 4-H’er.

Savannah Austin of Jackson is one of 10 recipients of the 2018 Georgia Farm Bureau scholarship for agriculture for rising college juniors and seniors. Austin was awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

The scholarships recognize and assist deserving and outstanding college students pursuing degrees in agriculture or an ag-related degree at a college in the University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College, the Farm Bureau said.

Austin, the daughter of Brandy Austin, is studying animal science at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. She is a member of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association ABAC chapter and has earned dean’s list honors in each of her three semesters at ABAC. She has earned certification in both the Beef Quality Assurance program and the Forage Testing program.

“The GFB scholarship for agriculture is one of the ways Georgia Farm Bureau contributes to the development of the future leaders of Georgia agriculture,” GFB President Gerald Long said. “We’re happy to help them prepare for their careers in agriculture.”

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