Delta Scholarship Golf Classic Raises $22,000; Six receive scholarships


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Since 2000, the Delta Scholarship Golf Classic has raised over $480,000 and awarded scholarships to 211 crop, soil and environmental science students.

The 22nd Annual Delta Scholarship Golf Classic raised over $22,000 and resulted in six students receiving scholarships for 2022-2023.

The students are all crop scientists from Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Alberta.

Since 2000, the tournament has funded 211 purses and raised $480,146.44, including this year’s total of $22,639.06.

Held July 21 at The Ridges at Village Creek in Village Creek State Park in Wynne, the event is coordinated annually by friends, alumni, faculty, and staff of the Department of Crop, Soil, and Land Sciences. environment, which houses the crop science program. Darrin Malone, agronomy manager for the south central region with Corteva agriscience in Paragould, and Glenn Kernodle, sales representative with UPL (agrochemical company) in Wynne, served as tournament directors.

“It’s amazing to see the number of supporters and volunteers who give freely of their time and resources to support the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Scholarships,” said Jeff Edwards, head of department. “Their efforts are helping to make a college degree more accessible and affordable for students in Arkansas. We are truly grateful.”

Jaime Casanovas of Fayetteville; Breann Flaharty of McCune, Kansas; Van Buren’s Colten Nichols; and Jermia Powell of El Dorado all received the Delta Classic Scholarship.

Jordan Ramirez of Jacksonville and Alyssa Butler of Lonoke each received the James L. Barrentine Scholarship. Barrentine is a former head of department, then of the department of agronomy.

“Corteva is proud to be involved with the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas and to support the Delta Scholarship Golf Classic,” said Malone. “This tournament has been running for 22 years and has a tradition that has created a legacy for future students. It’s always good to support young students and help prepare them for careers in agriculture. Giving back really makes a lot of sense, as many of these scholarship recipients could be future employees of our sponsors.”

Corporate sponsors of the tournament were Arkansas Farm Bureau, BASF, Bayer Crop Science, CORTEVA agriscience and FMC (Food Machinery Corporation).

The winners of the 25-team tournament were:

  • Flight A, FMC (Josh Wilson, Benton; Adam Compton, North Little Rock; Chet Crook, Jonesboro; Tripp Morgan, Stuttgart)
  • Flight B, RiceTec (Matt Snow, Lonoke; Jay Burchfield, Cleveland, Mississippi; Whitney Jones, Carlisle; Stewart Warner, West Memphis)
  • Flight C, Jim Barrentine Team (Larry Moss, Collierville, Tennessee; Kyle Brisco, Southaven, Mississippi; Logan Moss, Little Rock; Don White, West Fork)

“BASF is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Delta Scholarship Golf Classic,” said Wes Spikes, BASF Sales Representative. “Money raised helps students pursue their dream of becoming involved in agriculture, which is the largest industry in the state of Arkansas.”

“Bayer Crop Science is thrilled to sponsor this event,” said Clay Starkey. “For many years, this program has provided incredible opportunities for students in the Delta and across the state to further their education in agriculture. Bayer is committed to the future of agriculture, and this program helps Arkansas students realize their potential.

Hole sponsors were Ag Council of Arkansas, Ag Heritage Farm Credit Services, AMVAC, Jim Barrentine, Farm Credit Midsouth, Gowan USA, Greenway Equipment, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Riceland Foods Foundation, U of A CSES Department and UPL -N / A.

Team sponsors included Cross County Bank, Darrin Malone, Mid-South Ag Equipment, RiceTec, Southern Bancorp, Syngenta, U of A Rice Agronomy, U of A Weed Science and USA Rice.

Attendees enjoyed a barbecue lunch prepared by Jay Gahr of Wynne and breakfast provided by Jim and Doris Barrentine. Arkansas Farm Bureau provided balls and towels, and Best Beverages and U of A Soybean Agronomy provided beverages.

“I would just like to thank all of the tournament committee members and the sponsors,” Kernodle said.

Students wishing to apply for future scholarships should complete the Bumpers College Scholarship Application between January 1 and February 1. 15.

About 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 businesses associated with food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and quality of life. human life; and who will be first-choice candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, decision makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and longtime U.S. senator who propelled the state into 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: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.


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