Sixty-one college-bound students were awarded scholarships from Farm Credit Mid-America, a $20 billion financial services cooperative serving farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The scholarships, totaling more than $80,000, were awarded based on academic achievement, leadership qualities and school and community involvement. The recipients also submitted essays about their passion for agriculture.
A Fayette County resident, Natalie Miller, was named one of the recipients. She is the daughter of Doug and Anita Miller and will be a freshman at The Ohio State University this fall studying agribusiness.
“Supporting future farmers and agriculture professionals is a critical part of our mission as a lender to rural America,” said Wendy Osborne, regional vice president, Farm Credit Mid-America. “As the population continues to increase, there is a need to explore innovation and technology in the agriculture industry. The skills students gain in the classroom are invaluable once they enter their career – whether they head to the field or the office.”
The Farm Credit Mid-America Customer Scholarship Program is open to children or grandchildren of customers and is offered each year. The ag lender provides an additional $75,000 annually in scholarship support through programs such as Agriculture Futures of America and land grant universities throughout their four-state territory.
For more information about any of the scholarships offered by Farm Credit Mid-America, visit e-farmcredit.com or contact your local Farm Credit Mid-America office at 740-335-3306.
About Farm Credit Mid-America
Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative serving the credit needs of farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee for nearly a century.
Backed by the strength of nearly 100,000 customers and $20 billion in assets, Farm Credit Mid-America provides loans for real estate, operating, equipment, housing and related services such as crop insurance, and vehicle, equipment and building leases. For more information, call 1-800-444-FARM or visit them on the web at www.e-farmcredit.com.