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Farm Credit Mid-America accepts UT Martin students into College Leaders Scholarship Program

10-05-2017

Contact 1: Claire Noltemeyer

Contact 2: Bud Grimes

 



LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two University of Tennessee at Martin students were accepted to the Farm Credit Mid-America College Leaders Scholarship Program, which provides professional development opportunities to students pursuing agricultural careers.
 
William Monte Singer, of Hermitage, and Kevin Alan Robertson, of Mt. Juliet, are participating in the two-year program that awards 20 students with $5,000 scholarships and learning sessions in professional growth and financial education. They were chosen based on academic performance, leadership qualities and community involvement.
 
“Scholarships are a direct example of our investment in the future of agriculture,” said Bill Johnson, president and CEO of Farm Credit Mid-America. “We’re proud to support students with career aspirations in agriculture. These students, their skills and their passion for the industry inspire optimism for the future of rural communities and agriculture.”
 
Farm Credit also awarded scholarships to eight additional UT Martin students through its Customer Agricultural Scholarship program. Customer Agricultural Scholarship recipients are:
 
·         Hannah Elizabeth Nave (Woodbury, Tenn.)
·         Martin Grissom (Rock Island, Tenn.)
·         John Thomas Woolfolk (Jackson, Tenn.)
·         Sarah Elizabeth Dodd (Trenton, Tenn.)
·         Mary Lane Minatra (Rockvale, Tenn.)
·         Olivia Grace Childress (Bogota, Tenn.)
·         Molly Carpenter (Union City, Tenn.)
·         Emma Rushton (Waverly, Tenn.)
 
Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative, serving the credit needs of farmers and rural residents across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee for a century. For additional information about Farm Credit Mid-America, visit www.e-farmcredit.com.

The UT Martin Department of Agriculture, Geosciences and Natural Resources offers Bachelor of Science degrees in agriculture, geosciences and natural resources management and a Master of Science degree in agriculture and natural resources. For additional information, visit www.utm.edu/departments/agnr.

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PHOTO ID: (l to r) William Singer, of Hermitage, and Kevin Robertson, of Mt. Juliet, were accepted to the Farm Credit Mid-America College Leaders Scholarship Program. The program provides professional development opportunities to students pursuing careers in agriculture.

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