Addison Whitaker, a junior agriculture economics major at the University of Kentucky, recently received an undergraduate student scholarship. Whitaker is a native of Letcher County, who grew up on a farm in the Roxana community. He was active in 4-H at county, area, and state levels.
At UK, Whitaker is President of Alpha Gamma Rho, the agriculture student fraternity. His minor is in business. He plans to graduate December 2015. His father is Mitch Whitaker, a program assistant with the Letcher County Extension Office. Mitch Whitaker was present for the presentation of the scholarship.
The scholarship funds are provided by Epsilon Sigma Phi, the largest organization of Cooperative Extension Professionals in the U.S. Whitaker was nominated for the scholarship by Ann Bradley, Letcher County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, and a longtime member of Epsilon Sigma Phi.
Also present for the award presentation and to congratulate Whitaker was Paul Morris, who was Letcher County’s Agriculture Agent for approximately 25 years.