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Auburn University’s Daniel Carter Named Alabama Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship Recipient

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AUBURN, Ala., January 14, 2020– Auburn University (AU) Sophomore, Daniel Carter, has been named the Alabama Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society’s 2019 Scholarship Recipient. Carter, of Prattville, Alabama, is the recipient of the $2,000 academic scholarship that will help him as he continues to pursue a degree in Crop and Soil Sciences from Auburn’s College of Agriculture.

Daniel Carter Named Alabama SWCS 2019 ScholarCarter’s interest in agriculture led him to pursue a degree focused on addressing future demands on the agriculture industry due to population growth.

“It has always been my aspiration to pursue further education and one day a career in a field that I enjoy. Not only do I think the field of agriculture presents me this opportunity, but also an opportunity to help others while being a meaningful contributor to society along the day,” Carter said.

During his time at Auburn, Carter has worked as an undergraduate research assistant, represented Auburn University at the National Farm Fusion Conference in the collegiate discussion meet and spent time nurturing his own small-scale produce operation.

Leslie L. Gahagan, President of the Alabama Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society said, “We were very impressed with Daniel Carter’s commitment to learning how his role in research can help solve conservation issues. A hard worker who is passionate about his field, we knew that he would take full advantage of our annual scholarship to further his education.”

The Alabama Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society offers a scholarship to one student enrolled in an Alabama college or university. Since 2010, the society has provided nine scholarships to college students.

The Alabama Chapter of SWCS fosters the science and the art of soil, water, and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability. We promote and practice an ethic recognizing the interdependence of people and the environment.

For more information about the scholarship, please visit the Alabama Chapter of SWCS website:


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