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Cattlemen Name 2021 Scholarship Recipients

July 15, 2021 (Ronnie Barron, UT/TSU Extension Director)

Over the past 13 years, the Cheatham County Cattlemen’s Association has awarded nearly $40,000 in college scholarships to local students. The program, which had its inception in 2008, offers scholarships to students, who are pursuing careers in Animal Science, Agricultural Sciences, Agri-business, Veterinary Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Wildlife Biology, Horticulture, Forestry, or any other area natural sciences studies.

The organization relies on a dinner/auction each spring to raise funds for the scholarship program. However, with the onset of COVID-19, the annual event was postponed in 2020 and 2021. Nevertheless, thanks to generous donations from the Cheatham County Farm Bureau, Mr. Jody Cummings, and other individuals who made donations in memory of the late Charles Bidwell of Pleasant View, four individuals each received a $750 scholarship for school year 2021-2022.

The 2021 scholarship recipients are as follows:

Haley Gipson of Pegram (recent Harpeth High School graduate) who will be a Freshman at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she plans to study Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.

Jackson Hogan of Pleasant View, will enter his Sophomore Year at Austin Peay State University with studies in Agricultural Sciences.

Lilly Mahaney of Ashland City, will begin her Junior year at the University of Tennessee Martin with a major in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Sciences.

Dawson Shearon of Chapmansboro, will also begin his Sophomore year at Austin Peay State University with a major in Agricultural Sciences. Pictured at top of article

The Cheatham County Cattlemen’s Association wishes each of these students great success in their career studies and appreciates all of the local community members who help support this program. For more information about the scholarship program, contact Kenny Elrod at or Ronnie Barron

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