A local Bloomingburg college student has been awarded a scholarship from Farm Credit Mid-America as part of the organization’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in agriculture.
Katie Frost, from Bloomingburg, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship based on academic record, leadership qualities, and community and school involvement. Frost attends Ohio State University and plans to graduate with a major in animal sciences/biological sciences.
“Ushering in the next generation of agriculture is an important part of Farm Credit’s mission to secure the future of our industry, and rewarding standout students is one way of recognizing the achievements of Ohio youth,” said Tara Durbin, senior vice president financial services. “As future leaders of rural communities and farming, we are eager to support students who strive to achieve success in education and who have a passion for agriculture.”
In total, Farm Credit Mid-America awarded 62 college scholarships across its four-state territory to its customers’ children and grandchildren who are pursuing degrees related to agriculture. Farm Credit also offers scholarships at universities and through organizations such as Ag Futures of America (AFA) and Minorities in Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS).
For additional information on Farm Credit Mid-America’s community engagement efforts, visit e-farmcredit.com/community.