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Dawson County Farm Bureau member named recipient of GFA scholarship
James Holton
Dawson County Farm Bureau member James Holton was named a recipient of Georgia Foundation for Agriculture scholarship. (photo courtesy of Georgia Farm Bureau)

Dawson County Farm Bureau member James Holton has been named a recipient of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) Scholarship, according to a release by the farm bureau.

According to the release, Holton is one of two students to be selected to receive a $5000 GFA Veterinary Medicine scholarship, which recognizes outstanding college students pursuing agriculture or agriculture-related degrees from colleges in the University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College. 

“The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture is committed to investing in the future of Georgia agriculture by offering these scholarships to students who want to pursue careers in agriculture,” GFA Board Chairman and GFB President Tom McCall said in the release. “Georgia Farm Bureau is proud to support the foundation’s efforts.”

Holton is a student at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (UGA CVM). According to the release, he is a UGA Alumni Association Scholar, serves on the CVM Honors and Awards Committee and has achieved the Dairy Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency. 

Holton currently serves as the president of the UGA chapter of the American of Bovine Practitioners, as the vice president of the UGA Veterinary Business Management Association and as the team leader of the UGA CVM Palpation Team. 

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture scholarships recognize deserving and outstanding students pursuing an agriculture or ag-related degree at an eligible technical college (such as welding, diesel mechanics, vet tech) or college in the University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College, the release said. 

Instructions for applying for the 2023 GFA scholarships will be announced at in January of 2023.