Lucasville- Farm Credit Mid-America, a $20 billion financial services cooperative serving farmers, argibusinesses and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, is committed to the future of agriculture. In 2014 along, Farm Credit will invest almost $150,000 in scholarship funds.
One of the scholarship programs is the Farm Credit Customer Scholarship, which is available to children, grandchildren and spouses of customers as well customers themselves. The 2014 Farm Credit Scholarship winner from this area is Abigail Fuhrmann a 2014 graduate from Minford High School. Abby plans on attending The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where she will be majoring in Mathematics Education.
“We are proud to provide scholarships to students in our area,” said Bob Foster, regional vice president, Farm Credit of Scioto Jackson, Pike and Lawrence County areas. “The ongoing success of agriculture is dependent on quality education. These students will be able to use the education they receive and become tomorrow’s agriculture leaders. These scholarships represent the investment from Farm Credit is making in our future.”
“As customers of Farm Credit, my family has been given many opportunities,” said Kristen Fordice, a Farm Credit Scholarship recipient and Farm Credit intern. “Now, as a recipient of the Farm Credit Scholarship, Farm Credit has had a positive impact on my life as well. Not only was I able to receive financial assistance for my education, I also went on the become an intern. I am very grateful for the opportunities that Farm Credit has given me.”
For more information about the Farm Credit Customer Scholarship and other scholarships sponsored by Farm Credit, visit e-garmcredit.com, or by contacting your local Farm Credit office at 740-259-5515.