The Rutherford County Cattleman’s Association recently awarded scholarships to two Rutherford County students, Kylie Bradley and Anna Kate Jackson.

Bradley will attend North Carolina State University in the

fall, and plans on majoring in chemistry with a minor in animal science. She wants to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals for livestock.

Bradley, who grew up on a

family farm, has long had an interest in livestock. Her career path, she said, will allow her to continue to work with livestock, while following her interest in medicine.

Jackson is a student at North Carolina State University studying agricultural education with minors in animal science and horticultural science. She plans to teach agriculture at the high school level.

Jackson said her hands-on involvement with the family farm, along with her involvement in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization played a role in her choosing agriculture education

as a career choice.

This is the 11th year of the Rutherford County Cattleman’s Association scholarship program, which began in 2011. The scholarships are each valued

at $750.