Alfa Foundation's 1,000 Scholarships and Ag Barometer Down

Alfa Foundation's 1,000 Scholarships and Ag Barometer Down

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**The R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Foundation has pledged $1 million toward the construction of a new Poultry Science Building on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus, expanding the legacy of the Harrison family in Georgia’s poultry industry.

According to, the $1 million commitment is the first seven-figure gift to the Poultry Science building campaign and the foundation’s first gift to the University of Georgia.

Harold Harrison earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 1941.

**The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer marks a second month of sharp declines, down 21 points to a reading of 137 in June.

Producers were less optimistic about both current conditions on their farming operations as well as their expectations for the future.

The Index of Current Conditions dropped 29 points to a reading of 149, and the Index of Future Expectations fell 17 points to a reading of 132.

**One hundred students studying at Alabama technical schools, colleges and universities have earned a $1,000 scholarship awarded through the Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program. reports, the 2021 crop of scholarship recipients hail from 46 counties and are studying at 15 different institutions.

In its eighth year, the Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded $750,000 in scholarships.

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