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.
An Adams County resident and an Ohio State University student, Emily Bauman, was named one of the recipients. She is the daughter of Kent and Joy Bauman, and will be a Freshman, studying Community Leadership specializing in Community and Extension Education.
“Supporting future farmers and agriculture professionals is a critical part of our mission as a lender to rural America,” said Wendy Osborn, 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 1-937-444-0905.