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Former LBW student recognized by Alabama Farmers Federation

Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Dalton Burns of Butler County was honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation 2014 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 23 at the Grand National Hotel in Opelika. Burns is studying forestry. The scholarship was funded by the Butler County Farmers Federation. From left are AFF President Jimmy Parnell, Burns and Butler County Farmers Federation President Percy Thompson. (Courtesy Photo)

Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Dalton Burns of Butler County was honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation 2014 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 23 at the Grand National Hotel in Opelika. Burns is studying forestry. The scholarship was funded by the Butler County Farmers Federation. From left are AFF President Jimmy Parnell, Burns and Butler County Farmers Federation President Percy Thompson. (Courtesy Photo)

A former LBW Community College student was recently honored at an Alabama Farmers Federation event in Opelika.

Honoraville’s Dalton Burns, an Auburn student and scholarship recipient, was honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation 2014 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon on Saturday at the Grand National Hotel in Opelika.

Burns is studying forestry. The $1,750 scholarship he received was funded by the Butler County Farmers Federation and the AFF’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation.

He was one of 70 Auburn University students who received scholarships.

ALFA Insurance and Federation President Jimmy Parnell congratulated the students for their academic achievements and challenged them to use their leadership skills to benefit the industry and their communities.

“This is an exciting day,” Parnell said. “I look at this as an investment in the future of Alabama, the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama agriculture. These students will be key players in our future.”

Among those recognized were 52 students who received $1,750 scholarships through a new program, whereby the Foundation provides $1,250 in matching funds for every county Federation that contributes $500 toward a scholarship.

In 2013, Burns was awarded a scholarship to transfer from LBW Community College to Auburn University.