Ag student receives state cooperatives’ scholarshi...

Ag student receives state cooperatives’ scholarship

MTSU sophomore Jimmy Joe Bryan of Morrison, Tenn., is the recipient of a $750 scholarship from the Tennessee Council of Cooperatives, the TCC announced.

Bryan, the son of Steve and Eleanor Bryan of Morrison, is working on a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness.

MTSU sophomore Jimmy Joe Bryan, center, accepts a Certificate of Recognition from Keith Harrison, a Tennessee Council of Cooperatives representative as MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience Chair Warren Gill, left, looks on. Bryan earned a $750 scholarship from TCC. (photo submitted)

Bryan has worked in the MTSU Farm Laboratories, where he has been involved in all aspects of crop production. He also has worked for Warren County Livestock, Bryan Livestock Company and Randall Walker Farms and is a member of the Farmers Cooperatives in Warren and Coffee counties and a member of the Collegiate Future Farmers of America at MTSU.

After graduation, Bryan said he hopes to have a career in agriculture and plans to raise beef cattle.

The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives sponsors six scholarships for agricultural students from each of Tennessee’s four-year ag programs. The scholarship program, started in 1984, acknowledges and aids the young people most likely to return to communities served by rural cooperatives, according to a TCC news release.

To be considered for the $750 scholarship, the student must be a Tennessee citizen enrolled in a college of agriculture who can maintain an overall grade-point average of 2.5 out of a possible 4.0 and, if possible, be in in his or her junior year of study.

The TCC is a nonprofit organization that promotes the cooperative form of business through education.

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