As agriculture continues to grow and evolve, we want to make sure that the next generation of rural community leaders are at the forefront of the industry
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) December 21, 2011
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America – a $17.5 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers and rural America in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee – is allocating more than $100,000 in scholarships Programs available from Farm Credit Services of Mid-America] to students studying agriculture and other business related majors during 2012.
In addition to offering scholarships through the 4-H and FFA and several universities across the association’s four-state territory, Farm Credit will be awarding 42 scholarships to FCS members or children of members who are attending college. The values of the FCS scholarships are between $1,000 and $1,500 and are awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities, and community involvement.
“We offer scholarships to youth as a way to demonstrate our commitment to help prepare them for tomorrow’s world. As agriculture continues to grow and evolve, we want to make sure that the next generation of rural community leaders are at the forefront of the industry, and grow with it,” said George Stebbins, chair of the Farm Credit Services of Mid-America board.
FCS Scholarships are available to customers, their dependents and spouses of the ag lending cooperative. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2012. To apply online visit the Farm Credit Services of Mid-America website and click on Community, then Scholarships to download the application. You may also call 1-800-444-3276 to talk the local office about obtaining an application.
About Farm Credit Services of Mid-America
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is a $17.1 billion financial services cooperative serving over 92,500 farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. The association provides loans for all farm and rural living purposes including including real estate, operating loans,equipment loans, and housing loans. FCS also provides an array of financial services, including crop insurance and leases. For more information about Farm Credit, call 1-800-444-FARM or visit them on the web at http://www.e-farmcredit.com.