September 27, 2023

Students at Bumpers College with majors in agricultural education, communication, and technology include Kaylee Shoemaker (on the left) and Noralee Townsend.

Kaylee Shoemaker and Noralee Townsend, both University of Arkansas students, have been chosen to earn $1,000 scholarships from Arkansas Women in Agriculture in 2023.

Both are majoring in agricultural education, communication, and technology at the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences. Townsend is from Rose Bud, whereas Shoemaker is from Conway.

Shoemaker is pursuing a degree in agricultural education with the goal of teaching agricultural science. Townsend studies agricultural leadership and agricultural communications. From an early age, both have worked in the agricultural sector.

When he was five years old, Shoemaker began working in agriculture. Throughout high school, she was an avid 4-H and FFA member. She has worked with her family’s beef cattle enterprise since she was a little child.

Townsend developed her own herd of about 30 Angus and Brangus cattle while growing up on her family’s cow-calf and hay farm. She now has memberships in the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association.

A private nonprofit organization called Arkansas Women in Agriculture seeks to empower women who work in agriculture by offering educational programming and a network of resources.

Detailed information on the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences When employers are looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers, and entrepreneurs, Bumpers College offers candidates with life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses related to food, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability, and human quality of life. Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and a longstanding senator from the United States who helped the state become well-known for its agriculture both domestically and abroad, is the name of the college. Visit our website and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege for more details about Bumpers College.

Observations on the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas offers an education that is internationally competitive in more than 200 academic areas as the state’s flagship college. The University of Arkansas, which was founded in 1871, makes more than $2.2 billion in economic contributions to Arkansas each year through the dissemination of new information and skills, the encouragement of business ventures and employment, the pursuit of knowledge through research and creative endeavors, and professional specialty training. The University of Arizona is one of the select few American colleges and institutions with the greatest degree of research activity, according to the Carnegie Foundation. The U of A is one of the top public colleges in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. Visit Arkansas Research and Economic Development News to learn more about the University of Arkansas’ efforts to improve the world.


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