Ray receives Cattlemen’s Foundation scholarship – The Andalusia Star-News

Emmaleigh Ray received the Foundation scholarship at the Alabama Cattlemen Foundation Scholarship Banquet held on Friday, April 1 in Wetumpka, Alabama. Emmaleigh is the daughter of Casey and Dawn Ray from Andalusia.

Ray, a graduate of Straughn High School, earned her degree in agricultural economics at Auburn University. She was one of 60 scholarship recipients who received more than $80,000 in scholarships from the Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation (ACF).

The ACF serves to engage in educational and scientific activities to improve the beef cattle industry in Alabama and educate young people about the importance of beef cattle in Alabama. It provides the opportunity to make tax-deductible donations for the foundation’s educational work and is largely funded by the sale of the “Cowboy Tag” vanity license plate.

Throughout the year, the ACF supports many organizations and events that help educate and train future generations in the livestock industry. The ACF has awarded scholarships to Alabama youth each year, with more than a quarter of a million dollars awarded to date.

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1944 and based on Capitol Hill in Montgomery. Led by producers and members, the ACA’s mission is to improve the business climate of the state’s beef industry, promoting a positive image while educating consumers that beef is a safe, healthy, nutritious and convenient food. The Association has county chapters in all 67 counties and represents 10,000 members statewide. It is also the Qualified State Beef Council in Alabama.

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