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May 23, 2008   Email to Friend 

Jeff Helms
(334) 613-4212
May 23, 2008

Justin Posey, right, accepts his scholarship from Montevallo FFA Advisor Keith Adair, center, and Shelby County Farmers Federation Young Farmers Chairman Renee Fochtmann, left.
MONTEVALLO, Ala.-- Justin Posey of Montevallo has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship by Dodge division and Susan Schein Chrysler Dodge in Pelham. Posey is the son of Shelby County Farmers Federation members Richard and Michelle Posey.

A student at Montevallo High School and member of the Montevallo FFA Chapter, Posey plans to study agricultural communications at Auburn University.

Posey is one of 50 scholarship recipients from across the United States. The scholarships are awarded on behalf of Dodge dealers to FFA members who are planning to attend college and also are from Farm Bureau families. Alabama Farmers Federation is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

The Dodge Division 2008 FFA Scholarships for Farm Bureau Families, which is in its ninth year, recognize FFA members for their supervised agricultural experience programs (SAEs), academic achievements and other school and community accomplishments. Dodge Division and DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund sponsor the scholarships as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Dodge has supported FFA for more than 50 years and is also the lead sponsor of the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitive events. FFA and Farm Bureau are both dedicated to encouraging young adults to enter agricultural-related careers.

The American Farm Bureau Federation is the nation's largest general farm organization representing more than 6.2 million member families in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Farm Bureau's mission is to implement policies that are developed by members and provide programs that will improve the financial well-being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers. For more information on Farm Bureau, visit www.fb.org.

FFA is a national youth organization of 500,823 student members preparing for leadership careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with more than 7,358 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information on FFA.

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